The Tampa Bay Rays put outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right oblique muscle.

"It was a tough decision because he's meant so much to us," Rays manager Keith Cash told reporters. "He tweaked it, but I'm confident we're making the best decision for him and for our club."

Garcia, 28, sustained the injury during Tuesday night's 7-5 victory at San Diego.

Garcia has helped the Rays surge into the American League's second wild-card spot by winning five straight games and 12 of their last 14.

He is batting .278 with 17 homers, 57 RBIs and nine stolen bases in 101 games this season.

In a corresponding move, Tampa Bay called up right-hander Jose De Leon from Triple-A Durham.

De Leon, 27, has not pitched in the majors since May 2017. He was 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) at Durham.

--Field Level Media

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