Yoan Moncada Carted Off With Bruised Knee After Colliding With Teammate’s Head

Tuesday August 1st, 2017

White Sox rookies Yoan Moncada and Willy Garcia left Monday’s game after colliding in shallow rightfield. 

Moncada’s knee struck Garcia in the side of the head and both players were injured. Garcia was able to leave the field under his own power but Moncada needed to be taken off on a cart. 

The White Sox say X-rays on Moncada’s right knee showed only a contusion and that he is day-to-day. Garcia has a contusion on his head and will be tested for a concussion. 

Yolmer Sanchez replaced Moncada at second and Alen Hanson came in to play right. 

Moncada is the prized 22-year-old prospect Chicago acquired from the Red Sox as part of the Chris Sale trade. He entered this season as MLB.com’s No. 2 prospect in all of baseball. The White Sox called Moncada up from Triple A after trading away Todd Frazier and he has picked up four hits in his first 12 games. 

Garcia, 24, made his major league debut earlier this season and has played in 40 games, batting .258.

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