Garcia, who snagged Darwin Barney's soft two-out flare into short right field with the bases loaded in the sixth, only to have it dribble out of his glove and ruled a hit, would need to watch the replay later on to see what everyone was so anxious about at the time. Then, Matt Davidson singled home the winning run. Moncada was retreating hard to catch up to a fly ball hit by Toronto's Darwin Barney, but he found teammate Willy Garcia instead, resulting in a nasty collision.
Moncada, who is widely regarded as one of baseball's top prospects, put no pressure on his right leg while he was helped to a cart by first baseman Jose Abreu. After several minutes, Garcia got up and walked off the field under his own power.
Garcia, another rookie for Chicago, was hitting.258 with two home runs before his injury. It was still in his glove after a leaping Moncada clipped his cheek bone with his knee while trying to leap over him, as he only lost it as he flopped over unconscious. But they remain in last place in the AL East, on the fringe of the wild-card race, and left-hander Francisco Liriano and reliever Joe Smith were shipped out in a pair of trades ahead of the non-waiver deadline. "But we're definitely going to miss those guys, that's for sure".
The rebuilding White Sox have a 41-62 record, the worst mark in the American League.
"Both of them are actually alert and doing well", White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. Per Nightengale, he will undergo the concussion protocol before being able to return.