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Agent says White Sox calling up Willy Garcia; not yet, White Sox say

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After confusion, Melky Cabrera's upcoming paternity leave appears to be reason

Willy Garcia
Willy Garcia
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Willy Garcia's agent tweeted this morning that the outfielder has been called up.

No confirmation from anywhere else as of yet but his agent is a pretty good source.

Obviously there will need to be a corresponding move but there isn't much on a tea leaves to read, as there are no reported injuries and it's pretty early in the season to be making a change based on (non-)performance. If it's the latter, though, Jacob May certainly has done himself no favors.

Garcia was named International League Player of the Week yesterday and is batting .423/.559/.692 in 34 PA this season for Charlotte.

The White Sox claimed the 24 year old off waivers from Pittsburgh in January. He profiles best as a right fielder, thanks to a very strong arm. The Dominican is a very toolsy player but plate discipline issues have thus far derailed his ability to tap into his plus power. Chris Getz spoke yesterday to Daryl Van Schouwen and praised Garcia's improvements in spring training and so far this season.

Then again, update:

Update: Now the White Sox have announced a roster move, but it's independent of Garcia:

Update: The White Sox posted and deleted a tweet about Melky Cabrera going on the paternity list for the weekend series against Minnesota.

This would explain a few things, such as why Garcia now (he's the best direct positional replacement on the 40-man roster), and why the timing of the move tripped up the agent into expressing congratulations prematurely.

Update: Now the beat writers are tweeting the Cabrera part, so it looks like the puzzle is complete.