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.
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.