Tigers place Austin Jackson on DL, call up Avisail Garcia

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Austin Jackson is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury and the Tigers have called up Avisail Garcia from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.

It’s unclear how the Tigers will replace him in center field. Don Kelly started there in each of the past two games Jackson missed, but it seems unlikely that even Jim Leyland is obsessed enough with Kelly to keep that going. Torii Hunter could slide over from right field or Andy Dirks could slide over from left field, but whatever the case the Tigers are going to suffer defensively.

Garcia has also played some center field in the minors, but he’s been a corner outfielder this season while hitting .426 with two homers and a 1.076 OPS in 14 games.