White Sox Place Matt Davidson on DL; Reinstate Avisaíl García
Prior to tonight's game vs. Houston, the Chicago White Sox returned outfielder Avisaíl García from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list. García takes the roster spot of third baseman Matt Davidson, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday (retroactive to August 4) with a right wrist contusion.
García, 26, was placed on the disabled list on July 27 (retroactive to July 26) with a strained ligament in his right thumb. He started in left field last night for Charlotte on a rehab assignment.
García is hitting .303 (103-340) with 17 doubles, 13 home runs, 54 RBI and 46 runs scored in 88 games this season. He was named to his first American League All-Star Team.
Davidson, 26, suffered his injury on August 1 vs. Toronto when he was hit by a Marcus Stroman pitch. He is batting .238 (72-302) with 22 home runs, 51 RBI, 37 runs scored and a .500 slugging percentage in 88 games this season. Davidson's 22 home runs lead the White Sox and rank third among major-league rookies.