X-rays negative after Avisail hit by pitch in rehab

X-rays negative after Avisail hit by pitch in rehab

CHICAGO -- X-rays taken of Avisail Garcia's left arm were negative after he was hit by a pitch during a rehab assignment on Sunday, manager Robin Ventura said on Monday.

The versatile outfielder had a bruised left triceps but should be available for Triple-A Charlotte's next game, on Tuesday against Gwinnett.

Garcia, thought to be lost for the season after sustaining a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder on April 9, has five singles in 10 at-bats for Charlotte. He began his rehab assignment on Tuesday.

"Avi's doing good," Ventura said.

Ventura also said that pitcher Zach Putnam should be available to come off the 15-day disabled list on Friday, the soonest he's eligible.

"He's on track right now," Ventura said. "He's throwing tomorrow in Charlotte. He'll get an inning in there and see what he feels like."

Daniel Kramer is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.