W. Garcia feeling better after jaw surgery

White Sox outfielder expected to be out 4-6 weeks

W. Garcia feeling better after jaw surgery

CHICAGO -- Willy Garcia has watched his collision with Yoan Moncada about 20 times since their violent meetup chasing a Darwin Barney popup last week at Guaranteed Rate Field.

And why is Garcia so interested in the video?

"Because it was the first time I had a collision in the outfield," Garcia said Tuesday through interpreter Billy Russo. "It was the first time I had an accident on the field, and it was the first time I've had surgery and the first time on the DL. I'm still in shock for all the things that happened on that play.

"Those are things that happen during the game. I don't see it as something bad. It was a play. We were trying to catch the ball, and it just happened."

Garcia had surgery to fix a fractured right jaw, which was discovered from a CT scan after Moncada's knee crashed into the side of Garcia's head. He will be out four to six weeks and already has lost 10-to-20 pounds as he's limited to juice, water and mashed foods for a couple of weeks.

"I'm feeling better," Garcia said. "Sometimes when I wake up I feel a little dizzy, but that's normal. The doctor told me that was something that could happen. But at this point, I feel much, much better than a week ago."

Robert out of action

Luis Robert, the No. 26 prospect in baseball per MLBPipeline.com, sprained his right ankle running the bases and will be out of action for seven to 10 days. X-rays were negative.

General manager Rick Hahn said Robert will finish the '17 season with the Dominican Summer League team and then go to instructional league in the Dominican.

"It's a matter of getting him healthy and playing again," Hahn said. "He's done very well in a short period of time he's been able to play, but between the knee and ankle, he hasn't got to play for six, eight weeks straight."

Robert could receive a non-roster invite to Spring Training. He also could take part in the '18 White Sox hitters mini-camp run in mid-January at Camelback Ranch as his first live baseball in the United States.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.