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Leyland has been impressed with Garcia

Leyland has been impressed with Garcia

Leyland has been impressed with Garcia
ANAHEIM -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he hasn't talked much with recently called up Avisail Garcia, but he likes what he sees so far. The skipper said the two have talked a little bit on and off, but he's noticed the rookie has been very relaxed since joining the team.

"He's going to be a good player," Leyland said.

He noted Garcia's speed and talent, likening his personality to another player in the Tigers' clubhouse.

"His face is a lot like [Miguel] Cabrera," Leyland said. "He kind of lights up the room a little bit."

Garcia went 0-for-3 and started in right field Saturday, and he's 4-for-11 in six games since being recalled from Double-A Erie on Aug. 31.

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