MONCADA GLAD HE MISSED BAD INJURY
Top prospect Yoan Moncada was relieved to learn he probably will miss just a few games for the White Sox after bruising his right knee in a frightening collision with outfielder Willy Garcia.
Moncada said Tuesday he expects to be out two or three days. Garcia, meanwhile, was put on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion after Monday’s accident.
“I was very concerned about the knee because I was in a lot of pain,” Moncada said through a translator. “But once they brought me in here, they told me it was nothing serious, and I feel relieved.”
Garcia and Moncada were chasing Darwin Barney’s basesloaded blooper in the sixth inning against Toronto when the second baseman kneed a sliding Garcia in the head . The ball trickled out of Garcia’s glove for a three-run double.
Darvish debuts Friday.
Yu Darvish will make his debut with the Dodgers on Friday night at the Mets.
Darvish, a four-time All-Star, was acquired from the Rangers for three prospects just before Monday’s deadline to make trades without waivers. He was not with the team for Tuesday night’s opener of a three-game series against the Braves.
Gray gets nod for Thursday.
» Sonny Gray is slated NEW YORK to make his Yankees debut on Thursday at Cleveland, and Jaime Garcia will start against the Indians the following night.
Both pitchers joined the team Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Traded from Oakland a day earlier, Gray got up at 4 a.m. local time for a flight from California to New York. Three hours after landing, he threw a bullpen session.
Two fish fried for rest of year.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly said right-hander Edinson Volquez and shortstop J.T. Riddle will miss the rest of the season because of injuries that may require surgery.
Volquez is sidelined by a left knee injury, and Riddle by a left shoulder injury.
The Braves called up infielder Ozzie Albies, one of the team’s top prospects, to start at second base against the Dodgers in his major-league debut on Tuesday night.