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Avisail Garcia undergoes successful surgery

Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia underwent successful surgery this morning at Rush Oak Park Hospital to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder.

The surgery was performed by a team of surgeons, led by Dr. Anthony Romeo with assistance from Dr. Nik Verma and Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph. Garcia, 22, will remain in Chicago with the club while undergoing approximately six months of rehabilitation. He is expected to be available without restriction for the start of 2015 spring training.

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Garcia suffered the injury attempting a diving catch on April 9 at Colorado. He was batting .267 (8-30) with two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored in eight games this season, including a career-high four hits and his first career multihomer game on April 8 against the Rockies.

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