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MLB Injury News:
Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers held center fielder Austin Jackson out of the lineup for what they called precautionary reasons. Jackson’s
sore hamstring is apparently more of an issue then the team let on, as Detroit
placed the center fielder on the 15-day disabled list earlier today.
The ailment has been hampering Jackson for the last few
weeks, and he told reporters – including Jason Beck of MLB.com – that it’s
something that has gotten progressively worse.
"It started off as something being just sore, maybe a
little tight, and we did the right treatment for something like that," Austin Jackson said Monday afternoon. "And eventually, it just started to get
Jackson underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed a Grade 1
strain in his hamstring. While this represents a relatively minor strain,
Detroit hopes to treat the injury and prevent it from sidelining Jackson for an
even longer period of time.
Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said this is the type of injury
that is minor enough that a player could attempt to push through and continue
playing. When that happens, the player is more susceptible to severe injury,
which could result in an absence of a month-plus rather than a few weeks.
"The biggest thing is it's early in the season,"
head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "This is a player who makes his
living with his speed, and we want to make sure that we get him right. … Better
to lose two weeks than he tries to push through something. You'd hate to see
him try to push through something and you end up losing him 4-6 weeks."
While Jackson’s loss certainly impacts the Tigers in the
field, his bat will also be missed in the team’s lineup. Detroit’s leadoff
hitter has maintained a batting line of .272/.333/.371 with seven doubles, one
triple and two home runs over 166 plate appearances this season.
To replace Jackson on the roster, the Tigers recalled
outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A. He could see time in center field,
though Detroit used Don Kelly to man the position on Sunday. As for the leadoff
spot, it was handled by Andy Dirks during Jackson’s absence.
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Austin Jackson has been placed on 15-day DL, retro to 5/12, w/pulled right hamstring. Avisail Garcia recalled from Toledo today. #tigers
— Rick Thompson (@Thompson_Tigers) May 13, 2013
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