Tigers Place Austin Jackson on 15-Day DL

Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a pulled left hamstring.

The move is retroactive to Sunday.

Jackson didn't play in the Tigers' game versus the Indians Sunday, the second game he didn't start in a week.

The 26-year-old leadoff hitter has been bothered by the hamstring for a couple of weeks. After having an MRI Sunday, doctors determined Jackson has a Grade 1 sprain, the least severe on a scale of 1-3.

Jackson is hitting .272 with two home runs, 11 RBIs and five stolen bases this season.

The Tigers have called up outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo to take Jackson's roster spot.

Garcia, 21,  hit .319 in 23 regular season games for the Tigers last year, and was part of the team's postseason roster.

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