KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) - The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, have returned Major League outfielder Willy Garcia to the Chicago White Sox following the completion of his rehabilitation assignment prior to tonight's South Atlantic League Championship Series Game 4 at Greenville. Garcia appeared in five games in the South Atlantic League postseason with Kannapolis, helping the Intimidators capture the Northern Division Championship advance to the SAL Championship Series.
Garcia, 25, is hitting .258 (24-93) with five doubles, three triples, two home runs, 11 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 40 games over two stints with the White Sox this season. He was originally placed on the disabled list with a concussion on August 1 following a July 31 collision with Yoan Moncada on July 31 vs. Toronto. Garcia is the second Major League-experienced player to join Kannapolis this season, along with infielder Everth Cabrera, and the first current Major Leaguer to rehab with the Intimidators since the 2009 season. Garcia played in the South Atlantic League in 2012 while with the West Virginia Power (A, Pirates).
The Intimidators continue the SAL Championship Series tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Greenville with Game 4 of the best-of-five series. Kannapolis trails the series, 2-games-to-1, needing a win tonight to force the deciding Game 5 on Saturday, also in Greenville.
About the Intimidators
The Intimidators are currently playing the 23rd season of professional baseball in Kannapolis and 17th season as a Chicago White Sox affiliate. Since the team's inception in 1995, a total of 99 players have gone from Kannapolis to the Major Leagues. The team plays at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System located off I-85, Exit 63 in Kannapolis. Single-game tickets are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or by visiting IntimidatorsBaseball.com.