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Tigers place Jackson on 15-day DL with pulled hamstring

The Canadian Press

5/13/2013 6:29:21 PM

DETROIT -- Tigers centre fielder Austin Jackson has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled left hamstring.

The team announced the move Monday. It is retroactive to Sunday, when Jackson missed a game against Cleveland following the injury. The Tigers recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.

Jackson is hitting .272 with a team-high five stolen bases. Detroit must now play on with a new leadoff hitter -- and the Tigers will miss Jackson's defence in the spacious outfield at Comerica Park.

Garcia hit .319 in 47 at-bats toward the end of last season, playing well enough that he made Detroit's post-season roster.