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    Major League Baseball

    2015 Avg.
    .327
     
    Career Avg.
    .285
    Name  Avisail Garcia
    Born  6/12/1991
    Height  6-4
    Weight  240
    Number  26
    Position  RF
    Bats  R
    Throws  R
    5/26/2015 3:52:00 PM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game against Toronto due to inflammation right knee and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
    Insight: The 23-year-old has been a fantasy revelation this season hitting .327 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 147 at-bats this season, but has struggled recently with the knee issue which caused him to miss a couple of games. Consider him day-to-day.
     
    5/26/2015 9:48:00 AM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game against Toronto due to inflammation right knee.
    Insight: The 23-year-old has been a fantasy revelation this season hitting .327 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 147 at-bats this season, but has struggled recently with the knee issue which caused him to miss a couple of games. Consider him day-to-day.
     
    5/24/2015 12:45:00 PM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is back in the lineup on Sunday.
    Insight: Garcia sat out Friday and Saturday due to a right knee issue. The 23-year-old has been a fantasy revelation this season hitting .319 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 144 at-bats this season.
     
    5/23/2015 1:46:00 PM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia (sore right knee) didn't play Friday and is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
    Insight: Garcia has been dealing with the knee since last weekend, but it apparently worsened Monday night. J.B. Shuck gets the start in right field.
     
    5/19/2015 9:40:00 AM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game against Cleveland for a pinch runner after his sore right knee began to act up.
    Insight: Garciahas been dealing with the knee since the weekend, but apparently it got worse Monday night. Figure him to be day-to-day.
     
    Hot5/18/2015 10:19:00 AM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is batting .387 this May, including a seven-hit series against Oakland over the weekend.
    Insight: Garcia is a career 4-for-11 off Corey Kluber which makes this a favorable matchup. Add in that the wind will be blowing out tonight in Chicago and all signs point to continued success for Garcia.
     
    5/17/2015 7:05:00 PM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia had three hits, including a home run and knocked in two runs as the White Sox beat the Oakland A's
    Insight: Garcia is hitting. 343 with four home run and 17 RBI and an .861 OPS this season. He's made a nuice jump forward this season and has solid fantasy value.
     
    5/3/2015 6:01:00 PM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia had three hits, an RBI and run in the loss to the Twins on Sunday.
    Insight: Garcia was 3-for-4 with three singles. His single in the eighth scored Jose Abreu. Garcia is hitting. 342 with one home run and six RBI this season.
     
    4/10/2015 10:23:00 AM
    Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia could be a nice play on Friday against Tommy Milone and the Twins.
    Insight: A right-handed hitter could be a solid play with the wind expected to be blowing out to left at 20 mph this afternoon and Garcia is 3-for-4 against the lefty Milone.
     
    8/31/2014 9:11:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run and walk on Sunday against the Tigers.
    Insight: It was Garcia's best hitting day since returning from a torn labrum in his shoulder on August 16. He is hitting .235 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 85 at-bats this year.
     
    8/24/2014 5:27:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia hit a game-tying solo homer off Yankees closer David Robertson in the ninth inning of Sunday's game.
    Insight: Garcia has hit .214 in 28 at-bats since he returned from a torn labrum in his shoulder on Aug. 16, but with two doubles, two homers and seven RBI.
     
    8/20/2014 10:48:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia has gone 5-for-16 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI in five games since he returned from the disabled list.
    Insight: The 23-year-old missed nearly four months due to a torn labrum after initially being ruled out for the season. Garcia is hitting .283 with three homers, 10 RBI and an .868 OPS in 46 at-bats this season.
     
    8/16/2014 3:35:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
    Insight: Garcia was ruled out for the season in April when he suffered a torn labrum, but he's recovered from surgery more quickly than expected. Garcia is still just 23 years old and could be a decent AL-only option down the stretch.
     
    7/30/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) will begin a rehab assignment Friday, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
    Insight: Garcia was ruled out for the season in April when he suffered a torn labrum, but he's recovered from surgery more quickly than expected. Garcia is still just 23 years old and could be a decent AL-only option down the stretch.
     
    4/10/2014 5:43:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) is done for the season, according to the Chicago Tribune.
    Insight: Garcia will undergo surgery within the next week after suffering the injury while trying to make a diving catch Wednesday. The promising 22-year-old won't be seen again until 2015. His absence will open up more at-bats for Dayan Viciedo and Paul Konerko.
     
    4/10/2014 3:04:00 PM
    Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia has a torn labrum in his left shoulder after attempting a diving catch Thursday.
    Insight: Garcia had been placed on the DL and the team recalled Jordan Danks. The injury should provide more playing time for Dayan Viciedo..
     
    4/9/2014 7:54:00 PM
    Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia jammed his left shoulder while attempting to make a diving catch Thursday. X-rays ruled out a fracture, separation or dislocation, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
    Insight: Garcia had his MRI in a sling after the game and will have an MRI Thursday. The 22-year-old went 4-for-5 with two homers Tuesday and walked twice Wednesday.
     
    4/9/2014 9:52:00 AM
    Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia belted four hits Tuesday in a 15-3 onslaught of Colorado.
    Insight: Two of those hits went for home runs. The 22-year-old now has nine jacks in 320 career at bats. We'll see if Garcia (.276, 2 HR, 4 RBI) has any magic left Wednesday in the series finale.
     
    9/20/2013 10:50:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Friday night.
    Insight: Garcia left the team earlier this week to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He's hitting .306 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games with the Sox.
     
    9/20/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia is in the starting lineup Friday.
    Insight: Garcia left the team earlier this week to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
     

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      Watch & Win: Ticket to the Tampa Bay Rowdies

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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      • Drier air and fewer storms in Tampa Bay

        Drier air and fewer storms in Tampa Bay

        Wednesday, May 27 2015 3:46 AM EDT2015-05-27 07:46:07 GMT
        Fewer storms will develop this afternoon as drier air arrives in the Tampa Bay area. There's just a 20% chance of a late-day shower near the coast.
        Fewer storms will develop this afternoon as drier air arrives in the Tampa Bay area. There's just a 20% chance of a late-day shower near the coast.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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