Detroit, MI (WKZO) – The Tigers have announced on Monday that Austin Jackson has been placed on the 15 day DL with a pulled hamstring. To fill Jackson's spot, the Tigers have recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.
Losing Jackson creates a hole at the top the Tigers lineup and in centerfielder. Jackson is currently hitting .272 and leads the majors in runs scored. Andy Dirks filled in at the leadoff spot during Sunday’s game and Don Kelly played center.
After missing the beginning on the season with a DL stint of his own, Garcia is hitting .432 (16-37) at AAA Toledo with a home run and four RBIs.