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MLB notebook: White Sox outfielder Garcia out for season

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Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:45 p.m.

• The Chicago White Sox said outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in his left shoulder. An MRI taken Thursday at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center revealed the torn labrum. He is scheduled to have surgery next week. Garcia was hurt while trying to make a diving catch on DJ LeMahieu's drive to right field in the sixth inning of Wednesday's loss at Colorado.

• Manager Bob Melvin said the Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track. Johnson is 0-2 with an 18.90 ERA in five appearances this season.

• Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons jammed right wrist and was replaced in the starting lineup by Ramiro Pena. Simmons was listed in Atlanta's original lineup for Thursday night's game against the New York Mets. The Braves said he was hurt in Wednesday night's game.

• Adrian Beltre has a mild left quadriceps strain that will keep him out of the lineup a few days, but the Rangers plan to wait and see if their third baseman can avoid a trip to the disabled list. General manager Jon Daniels said team physician Dr. Keith Meister was “pleasantly surprised” that the strain wasn't as severe as initially thought.

• A minor-league pitcher for the Rangers has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The commissioner's office said Double-A left-hander Martire Garcia tested positive for the banned female fertility drug Clomiphene. The 24-year-old Garcia had pitched four scoreless innings for Frisco, striking out six. Garcia is the 22nd player suspended this year under the minor league drug program.

— AP

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