Flurry of Roster Moves Monday

Garcia & Covey To Begin Rehab Stints

Avisail Garcia was an AL All-Star this season. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Charlotte Knights | August 7, 2017 5:00 PM ET

(PAWTUCKET, RI) -- The Charlotte Knights have announced four roster moves prior to their opening game against the Pawtucket Red Sox from Pawtucket, RI on Monday. Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia and right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey will begin major league rehab assignments. Additionally, infielder D.J. Peterson, who was claimed off waivers from Seattle, was added to Charlotte's active roster today. Infielder Grant Green was released by Chicago. Charlotte's active roster is set at 25 players.

Garcia, who is currently on the Chicago's 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb, is in tonight's lineup for the Knights in Pawtucket, RI. Garcia will bat second and play right field. He was placed on Chicago's DL on July 27 (retroactive to June 26). Garcia, 26, is hitting .300 (103-for-340) with 46 runs scored, 17 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs, and 54 RBIs over 88 games with the White Sox this season. Earlier this year, Garcia was named to his first American League All-Star team.

Covey was placed on Chicago's 10-day disabled list on May 26 with a strained left oblique. He is 0-4 with an 8.12 ERA in eight starts this season (37.2 IP) with the White Sox. He was selected in the major-league portion of the Rule-5 Draft by the White Sox on December 8, 2016.

Peterson, 25, hit .264 (101-for-382) with 47 runs scored, 17 doubles, 12 home runs, and 54 RBIs over 103 games with Tacoma (Triple-A) this season. He was designated for assignment by Seattle on July 30. He was originally selected by the Mariners in the first round (12th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of New Mexico.

Green hit .211 (19-for-90) with nine runs scored, seven doubles, one home run, and 10 RBIs for the Knights in 28 games this season. Green was signed by the White Sox on June 21 and assigned to Charlotte. He appeared in 40 games for the Syracuse Chiefs earlier this season and hit .246 (32-for-130) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, and two RBIs. He also appeared in two games this year with the Washington Nationals (0-for-3). He was released by Washington on June 14. Green, 29, was originally drafted by the Oakland A's in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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