Willy Garcia lands on White Sox' 7-day concussion disabled list
Aug 02 2017
Both players left the game, and Moncada needed to be carted off the field, which suggests a bad knee injury.
Shields gave up three solo home runs in the first four innings as the Blue Jays took the lead. His knee smacked the side of Garcia's head while the duo was pursuing a fly ball by Toronto's Darwin Barney in the sixth inning of Monday's 7-6 win. But Moncada had to be carted off the field as he never put any weight on his right leg. Garcia walked off the field himself. "I didn't remember what happened until the doctor started asking me questions here, and then I saw the video".
The Sox trailed the Blue Jays 3-0 at the time of the collision, and the bases were loaded when Barney hit James Shields' fastball.
Garcia, 24, made his major league debut earlier this season and has played in 40 games, batting.258.
"It's like having a couple friends changing schools, so hopefully they pitch well where they are at and they're happy", Martin said. Just his knee ended up lagging and hitting him as we going down.
The White Sox did manage to pull of the victory in walk-off fashion. After trading several veterans for more prospects in July, they were quiet on the final day of the month. Howell was sidelined by a left shoulder injury. Per Nightengale, he will undergo the concussion protocol before being able to return. And now two of the promising youths in the White Sox organization are on the bench with injury.