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Concussion ruled out after Garcia's collision with wall

Concussion ruled out after Garcia's collision with wall

Concussion ruled out after Garcia's collision with wall

CHICAGO -- Avisail Garcia left Sunday's 5-2 White Sox victory over the Rangers in the fourth inning after running into the right-field wall while tracking Jeff Baker's game-tying homer off White Sox starter John Danks. Garcia could not make the play as Baker's drive went for his 11th homer and his fourth against the White Sox this season.

After hitting the chain-link fence hard with his right side, Garcia stayed on the ground for a few minutes, but had risen to his feet before White Sox assistant athletic trainer Brian Ball and manager Robin Ventura made it out to right field. Garcia still left the game, with Jordan Danks taking over and launching the go-ahead homer in the bottom of the fourth, making him the first player to homer in support of his brother, per Elias, since Billy Shantz for Bobby Shantz on June 3, 1955 for the Kansas City Athletics.

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Garcia was gone from the clubhouse by the time the media arrived postgame. But Ventura said all tests taken showed the right fielder didn't have a concussion.

"Some of that is he was a little dehydrated last night. So I think that was probably some of it today," Ventura said. "He just felt a little light-headed. So [you] just take him out. He looks pretty good right now.

"When he comes in tomorrow, you look at it. He's already wanting to play tomorrow. We'll look at it again when he gets here."

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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