Following the injury to Avisail Garcia on Wednesday that ended his season, the Chicago White Sox wasted little time in recalling outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte. Danks, 27, will now be used in a platoon along with Dayan Viciedo. While the duo might split time initially, whoever produces at the plate will likely get the majority of at-bats. That’s fine with Viciedo. The big Cuban told MLB.com he thinks he’s ready for a shot right now:
“I'm just going to play the way I play all the time and I'm going to continue to do the adjustments that I've been trying to do. But there's nothing really that I feel like I have to come in and prove."
Danks, on the other hand, hit .279 last season over 208 at-bats in the minors. He tore up Spring Training, finishing with 10 RBI and 5 homeruns. While he wasn’t off to a great start on the farm, the Round Rock High School product is thought of as the best defender among the current crop of Pale Hose outfielders.
The other option is for GM Rick Hahn to get on his phone and make a trade. And he didn’t shy away from such an assertion yesterday. Should both Danks and Viciedo falter, look for the club to try and make a move for a short term answer outside the organization.