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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, left, and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin tip their caps during introductions before Game 1 of the American League division baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

White Sox place Avisail Garcia on disabled list with strained hamstring

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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.