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CF Adam Eaton had two hits on Wednesday to stretch his hitting streak to six games. He's batting .414 during that span and .292 for the season. Eaton's .359 on-base percentage has provided the White Sox with a spark at the top of the order. He's the only White Sox outfielder hitting above .236.
OF Avisail Garcia will begin a rehab stint at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Garcia has been sidelined since tearing his left labrum on April 9 while trying to make a diving catch. Garcia was expected to miss the entire season but has progressed ahead of schedule. He has been taking batting practice and doing outfield drills this month without any issues.
Nate Jones underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season and perhaps all of next season. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Jones appeared in just two games in early April before going on the disabled list with a lower-back injury. Jones, who had minor back surgery in May, tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow during his throwing program. He will miss 12-15 months. "That's probably the last thing you're thinking of -- an elbow injury," manager Robin Ventura said. "It's disappointing for him, just knowing the potential of trying to come back and start over his career. You just feel bad for him."
1B Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 19 games -- the longest in the American League -- with a seventh-inning single against reigning American League Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer on Wednesday. He has at least one hit in 37 of his last 38 games and leads the majors in home runs (31), RBIs (83) and slugging percentage (.628).
LHP John Danks seeks his third victory against the Detroit Tigers this season during Thursday's matinee at Comerica Park. Danks posted wins against the Tigers on April 21 and June 11, allowing three runs in 13 1/3 innings in those starts. He is still just 6-10 with a 5.03 ERA in 21 career outings against Detroit. Danks has only one loss since the beginning of June despite giving up 11 runs in 11 1/3 innings in his last two outings. He has been rumored to be on the trading block but manager Robin Ventura said Wednesday night that Danks would start Thursday's game.
RHP Matt Lindstrom will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. He threw a simulated game in Detroit on Tuesday afternoon as he continues to comeback from ankle surgery. Lindstrom had six saves before suffering the injury in Kansas City on May 19. Manager Robin Ventura said on Wednesday he's not sure if Lindstrom will be the team's closer when he returns, with Jake Petricka pitching well in the role.
RHP Hector Noesi hung around for six innings despite a disastrous first inning on Wednesday when he allowed six runs to Detroit. Noesi did not allow another run but was tagged with his eighth loss. He had won three of his previous four outings.