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Garcia nears resuming baseball activities

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DETROIT -- The Tigers are hoping to have outfielder Avisail Garcia resume baseball activities this week as he tries to work his way back from a bruised right heel.

Garcia hasn't played since March 16, when he injured his right heel trying to beat a throw to first base during Grapefruit League play. It's a longer absence than a bruise would normally suggest, but head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said it was a severe bruise on a player with a large body frame.

"He had a pretty significant heel injury," Rand said. "There was significant soft tissue swelling."

Garcia is putting his regular weight on the heel now without pain, Rand said.

When Garcia resumes game action, he'll do so in extended spring games. Once he is deemed ready to move on to the next step, he'll progress to Triple-A Toledo.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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