Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia could miss a few games thanks to what manager Robin Ventura is calling a "bad tooth." The 22-year-old could have the ailing tooth pulled today, which could result in an extended absence depending on how he recovers from the procedure, according to Todd Karpovich of MLB.com.
The tooth was enough to keep Garcia out of yesterday's weekend finale against the Baltimore Orioles. He was able to suit up despite not feeling well on Saturday, but Ventura elected to hold him out of yesterday's lineup. The skipper indicated that he and the team believe Garcia should get his ailing tooth looked at as soon as possible.
"He was supposed to be in there," Ventura said.
"He was not feeling that good yesterday. He ought to get something done
While Garcia's injury isn't as common as a sprained ankle or strained oblique, it will have the effect of sidelining him for at least a few games. The best-case scenario seems to be Garcia joining the White Sox for their series against the Detroit Tigers, though it's not clear at this point how much time he'll be required to miss.
Garcia has done well since being acquired from the Tigers. Over 27 games with the White Sox, the 22-year-old has hit .320/.358/.440 with seven extra-base hits, 13 runs scored and 13 RBI.
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