White Sox activate Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia; Thompson DFA’d

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Avisail Garcia slides acorss the plate to score a run against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day home game at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The White Sox returned outfielder Avisaíl García and infielder/outfielder Leury García from their injury rehabilitation assignments with Class AAA Charlotte on Friday, and designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment.

The Sox also optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Charlotte.

Avisail Garcia went on the DL April 24 with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. He batted .360 with three doubles and three home runs over seven games on his assignment with Charlotte. Garcia was batting .233 with one homer over 18 games after an All-Star season in 2017.

Leury Garcia went on the DL with a sprained left knee on May 24. He played four games at Charlotte and went 6-for-14 with three doubles. García was batting .262 with seven extra base hits, including two homers, with 14 RBI over 39 games with the Sox in 2018.

Rondon, 24, is hitting .245 with three home runs in 22 games over two stints with the Sox this season.

Thompson, 27, a second round draft choice of the Sox in 2009, batted .116 with three homers and nine RBI over 51 games with the Sox in 2018 after they traded Tyler Saladino to the Brewers and reacquired him from the A’s on April 19 in exchange for cash considerations.

The Sox 40-man roster decreases to 38.

The Sox, rained out Thursday night, play a doubleader against the A’s Friday starting at 3:10 p.m.

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