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Tigers Worried About Avisail Garcia’s Defense

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 26:  Avisail Garcia #34 of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from third base coach Tom Brookens after hitting a bases loaded triple in the sixth inning at Comerica Park on May 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – MAY 26: Avisail Garcia #34 of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from third base coach Tom Brookens after hitting a bases loaded triple in the sixth inning at Comerica Park on May 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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The Tigers are pleased with Avisail Garcia’s performance at the plate, but have some concerns about his defensive performance, according to the Detroit News.

The team is concerned about Garcia “lunging” when he’s at first base. “He has to get out of the habit of jumping at the bag (first base) on a ground ball, or he’s going to end up back on the disabled list,” manager Jim Leyland said.

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