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Series of moves accompanies Avisail's return

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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.

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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 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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