Avisail Garcia returns to White Sox lineup after wrist injury

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Avisail Garcia will DH on Tuesday as he recovers from a bruised wrist. (AP)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — With a capped tooth and a healing wrist, Avisail Garcia is scheduled to play Tuesday for the first time in three days.

The White Sox outfielder slipped on a baseball on the warning track Saturday and braced himself as he fell, bruising his right wrist.

An MRI was negative, leaving him with soreness  he will play through against the Giants at Camelback Ranch. Garcia will bat sixth and DH — so he won’t test it in the field.

“Two days ago it really, really, really hurt,” he said. “Right now it’s good.”

Garcia planned to hit in the cage before Tuesday’s game and test out his wrist. He was worried at first the injury was more than a bruise.

“I’m going to see how I throw and how I hit,” he said. “But I feel better now.”

Garcia was recovering from a root canal, too.

“They put the crown on, they cleaned it out,” he said with a smile. “Everything is good.”

The rest of the White Sox lineup for today’s 3:05 p.m. game against former South Sider Jake Peavy:

  1. RF Adam Eaton
  2. SS Jimmy Rollins
  3. 1B Jose Abreu
  4. 3B Todd Frazier
  5. LF Melky Cabrera
  6. DH Avisail Garcia
  7. CF Austin Jackson
  8. C Alex Avila
  9. 2B Hector Sanchez

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