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Garcia has speed to go along with power

Garcia has speed to go along with power

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CHICAGO -- The 6-foot-4, 240-pound physique of Avisail Garcia would certainly indicate the frame of a power hitter in the making. But as Garcia raced around the bases during his fourth-inning triple on Tuesday, the skill that has caught the eye of everyone who watches him jumped to the forefront.

"Some people say, 'You can't run,'" Garcia said with a smile. "I say, 'Oh, ok.'"

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"Size and speed is unique for a guy to have both of those," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "You usually see a guy like that, he's not very athletic. [But] he's a very athletic kid. He's strong. We're going to see this from the beginning, so it's real fun to watch."

Ventura envisions Garcia, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Detroit (his former team), sticking in right field for the immediate future.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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