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Series of moves accompanies Avisail's return

Series of moves accompanies Avisail's return

CHICAGO -- The White Sox made a series of moves along with the return of Avisail Garcia from his injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte and his reinstatement from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday.

Left-handed pitcher Charlie Leesman was designated for assignment to make room for Garcia on the 40-man roster. Outfielder Moises Sierra was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, after he was replaced by Leury Garcia in right field for the ninth inning of Friday's victory. Right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra was placed on the bereavement list, while left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp was recalled from Charlotte to take Guerra's place for no less than three, but up to seven, days.


Erik Johnson, who broke camp as part of the White Sox starting rotation, was placed on the disabled list by Charlotte with right shoulder fatigue. Johnson had a 6.46 ERA over five starts with the White Sox and a 6.73 ERA over 20 starts for the Knights, not to mention a velocity drop with the fastball. That combination caused people to believe the right-hander was pitching through an injury, but this recent malady was the first problem mentioned by Johnson.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for 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.