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Tigers place Jackon on DL; recall Garcia

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A day after being rested with a right hamstring injury, Detroit Tigers center fielder and leadoff hitter Austin Jackson was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The move was retroactive to Sunday, and the Tigers recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.

Jackson's absence hurts the Tigers at the top of their batting order and defensively.

"He can go," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said before Sunday's game, "but it's hard for him to really burn into that extra gear. So I'm just giving him a day off for precautionary reasons."

Don Kelly has started in center field the past two games Jackson has missed, Andy Dirks has experience in center and Garcia can play there as well.

Garcia is considered a better corner outfielder, but he's a promising prospect who hit .319 down the stretch for the Tigers last season. He opened this season on the disabled list, then was optioned to Class-A, where he hit .432 over eight games with a double, a home run and four RBIs. The front office hasn't wanted to promote the 22-year-old until he has the opportunity for regular playing time.
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