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White Sox Yoan Moncada To Return, Willy Garcia Out At Least A Month

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The Chicago White Sox got a bit of good news and a bit of bad news on Thursday in regards to two of their players.

White Sox rookie second baseman Yoan Moncada is scheduled to return to the field on Thursday night as Chicago squares off with the Boston Red Sox.

Outfielder Willy Garcia got a much worse diagnosis.

Garcia is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured right jaw, the team announced.

Garcia and Moncada collided while chasing Toronto Blue Jays’ second baseman Darwin Barney’s bases-loaded blooper. Moncada’s knee slid into Garcia’s head and the ball fell out of Garcia’s glove for a 3-run double.

Moncada was helped to a cart by Jose Abreau and X-rays on Moncada were negative. He would miss 2 games with a bruised knee.

Garcia was able to walk off the field under his own power but was later placed on the 7-day disabled list due to a concussion suffered in the collision.

Garcia will undergo a procedure to insert a plate into his jaw.

 

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Rays Recall Austin Meadows

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The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled outfielder Austin Meadows to their active roster, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Tompkin.

In addition to Meadows, right handers Austin Pruitt and Chih-Wei Hu, along with lefty Hoby Milner, will be joining the big league roster.

Meadows, 23, posted a  .292/.327/.468 line over 165 plate appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season, prior to being sent over in exchange for starting pitcher Chris Archer.

 

 

 

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Orioles’ Adam Jones Discusses Vetoed Trade, Free Agency

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Baltimore Orioles veteran outfielder Adam Jones has seen the organization undergo a major rebuild, and have traded away pieces to start from scratch. Jones was expected to be traded but it has been reported that the veteran exercised his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade that would’ve sent him from Baltimore to the Phillies shortly before the non-waiver trade deadline.

“It just wasn’t right for me” Jones said, during an interview with Sara Perlman of MASNsports.com.

“I was playing center field at the time, and they wanted me to go play right field and platoon. That was the situation there, and it’s understandable. That’s how their roster was constructed, and that’s National League ball — double-switch and all that kind of stuff. … It wasn’t the right move for me, especially going into free agency. I’m not going into free agency looking like I’m [Nolan] Arenado, [Manny] Machado or [Bryce] Harper — obviously not — but I want to continue to create and maintain my stock. Going there to platoon, obviously in a good environment, a winning environment, would’ve hurt me in the long run. If I was 36, 37, a little older and toward the end of it all, of course — that would’ve been a very ideal and smart move, because it’d make sense. … I wish the Phillies the best, because I believe they have a really good team.”

Jones also discussed his pending free agency, adding, “Whoever wants me to run around [in the outfield] for them, whether it’s center, right, left, I could care less. I just want to play.”

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Yankees Activate Aaron Judge

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The New York Yankees have activated slugger Aaron Judge for tonight;s game, manager Aaron Boone said, according to SNY’s Andy Martino.

Judge has not been cleared to hit in a live game, he will be able to play in the field and run the bases while he finished his preparations for his full return. Although Judge isn’t fully back, this step is welcomed for a Yankees team that his been dreadful at the plate for over a month, and has seen their lead for the top Wild Card spot dwindle.

 

 

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