GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Avisail Garcia has been described as a five-tool talent by many members of the White Sox organization. But his sixth skill set -- perseverance -- was on full display in 2014 and should benefit Garcia more than any other this year.
Garcia suffered a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder last April 9 while diving for a D.J. LeMahieu line drive in right field in Colorado. The prognosis was season-ending surgery, but as early as a June conversation with MLB.com, Garcia was not agreeing with that finality.