Uno, dos, tres, Garcias! White Sox OF filled with Garcias

The Chicago White Sox will do something Friday no team has ever done in Major League Baseball history.

When the White Sox announced their lineup for the game, one thing that stood out was the last name Garcia.

If the White Sox are serious about this Garcia initiaitve, they shoud contact former hurler Freddy Garcia to start the game and contact the Braves about acquiring Jaime Garcia.

The Chicago White Sox will be starting an all Garcia outfield against Minnesota tonight with Avisail Garcia in right, Leury Garcia in center and Willy Garcia in left. Brothers Felipe, Matty and Jesus Alou all appeared in the outfield for the San Francisco Giants in three games in September of 1963, but they never started together. Leury Garcia is making his third consecutive start in center after rookie Jacob May opened the season.

Cabrera leaves hitting.258 and manager Rick Renteria said while the team will miss him, they're happy he can be with his family. Friday's contest will be the major league debut for Willy Garcia, who has slashed.423/.559/.692 with two homers and six RBIs in 34 trips to the plate at Charlotte.

The White Sox are coming off a series versus the Indians. That being said, with a question mark on Covey and a comfortable home game for the Twins here, I like Minnesota to take the victory. Imagine though if it happened one day later, when every player in Major League Baseball will be wearing the No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Renteria smiled broadly at the possibility of three Garcias in the outfield when the subject was broached Thursday, pounding his fist in a baseball glove and saying it could happen.

Each Garcia recorded at least one hit in Chicago's 2-1 win (Avisail - 2 H, 1 R, 1 RBI), (Willy - 1 H), (Leury - 1 H, 1 R).

"If someone calls out for us by our last name, for Garcia, we're not going to know who they are calling for", Willy Garcia said. "We are Latinos. I think it's going to be something very special". It's easy to see why he wanted three bags, as he had 4 triples last year at Triple-A and has 27 over his eight-year minor league career.

  • Julie Sanders