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Avisail exits rehab game after getting plunked

Avisail exits rehab game after getting plunked

CHICAGO -- Avisail Garcia left in the third inning of his injury rehabilitation contest for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday after being hit by a pitch from Gwinnett's Kanekoa Texeira.

Garcia, who suffered a bruised left triceps and is listed as day to day, showed his frustration after being struck as seen on video from the game.

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Garcia has five singles in his first 10 at-bats for the Knights, as he tries to make a comeback from a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder that took place while diving for a ball in Colorado on April 9. There was no word Sunday as to how or if the hit by pitch would affect his rehab assignment.

Matt Lindstrom made his second injury rehab appearance Sunday for Charlotte, working the eighth inning in relief of Chris Beck. He allowed two runs on four hits, striking out one and throwing 15 of his 20 pitches for strikes.

Lindstrom is scheduled to throw every other day until he returns to the White Sox, which could be on this next road trip. He has been out since May 19 with damage done to a tendon sheath on his left ankle.

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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