Tyler Stow, son of Bryan Stow, who was beaten last year at Dodger Stadium, looks up and listens to his father on a big screen before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the San Francisco Giants Opening Day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco, Friday, April 13, 2012. Standing with Tyler Stow is Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (41). (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The club called up outfielder Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte.
Garcia, 26, suffered the injury during Monday’s game against the Mariners. He is off to a slow start this season, batting .233/.250/.315 with a home run and four RBI in 76 plate appearances.
Palka, 26, has been playing well for Charlotte, batting .286/.384/.476 with three home runs and seven RBI in 73 PA.