White Sox’ Jake Petricka returns to DL with elbow strain

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Jake Petricka pitches against the Tigers
during the opening day game at Guaranteed Rate Field. (Getty Images)

The White Sox put right-hander Jake Petricka on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to September 5) with a right elbow strain and sent outfielder Willy García to Class A Kannapolis on a rehabilitation assignment.

This is the third trip to the DL for the 29-year-old Petricka (1-1, 7.01 over 25 2/3 innings), whose season is likely over. He also was on the disabled list from June 26-July 27 with a right elbow strain and April 5-June 8 with a right lat strain.

Petricka described this setback as “very minor” while similar to his last elbow problem, except that this one came on gradually.

“Right now it’s, ‘Really? Again?’ Petricka said Thursday. “But we push our bodies to the limit every day we go out there and sometimes it just doesn’t hold up.

“It’s just another bump in the road we’ve got to take care of.”

“Frustrating for sure and a learning experience,” said Petricka, who recorded 14 saves in 2014 and entered the season with a 3.31 ERA. “It’s giving me plenty of work in the offseason. Strengthen the entire body again.”

Garcia, 25, collided with second baseman Yoan Moncada while playing right field in a game against the Blue Jays on July 31. He is hitting .258 with 10 extra-base hits including two home runs, with 11 RBI in 40 games over two stints with the Sox this season.

Kannapolis is participating in the playoffs this weekend.

The Sox host the Indians Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Willy Garcia is hit in the head by teammate Yoan Moncada  as they collide going for a ball hit by Darwin Barney of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 6th inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

Willy Garcia is hit in the head by teammate Yoan Moncada as they collide going for a ball hit by Darwin Barney of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 6th inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

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