CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have recalled outfielder Willy Garcia from the Charlotte Knights on Tuesday afternoon. The move was a corresponding move to the demotion of outfielder Jacob May that was announced after last night’s loss to the Kansas City Royals.
May, 25, recorded only two hits in 36 at-bats for the White Sox in his first 15 games of his major-league career. May was relegated to bench duties after his early struggles, as well as the emergence of Leury Garcia in the last couple of weeks. May will go to Triple-A to continue to work at the plate, where he looked over-matched during his stint with the White Sox.
Willy Garcia was 2-7 in a pair of games with the White Sox in April when Melky Cabrera was on the paternity list for the birth of his fourth child during a weekend series in Minnesota. Garcia posted a .294 batting average in 18 games with the Charlotte Knights, recording four home runs, four doubles and 13 RBI over the course of his first 68 at-bats of the 2017 season.
Carlos Rodon has worked out and been reevaluated by the White Sox, but still has not thrown off of a mound to date, and there has been no press release in regards to an updated timeline to this point. Same goes for Charlie Tilson and James Shields. Tilson is out of his walking boot, but will need time to rehab after missing most of Spring Training. No timeline for his return has been announced.
The White Sox will continue their three game set with the Royals in Kansas City tonight, with the White Sox looking to get back into the win column after dropping their last two games on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening.