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Detroit Tigers place Austin Jackson on 15-day disabled list

Detroit Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson scores on a

Detroit Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson scores on a two-RBI single by Miguel Cabrera during the third inning of a game against the Houston Astros. (May 2, 2013) Credit: AP

DETROIT -- Detroit centerfielder Austin Jackson has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled right 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 steals. Detroit must now play on with a new leadoff hitter -- and the Tigers will miss Jackson's defense 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 postseason roster.

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