The Detroit Tigers called up a touted Erie SeaWolves outfielder Friday afternoon, only it wasn’t Nick Castellanos.
Instead, the parent club summoned Avisail Garcia from its Double-A affiliate.
Garcia hit .312 in 55 games for Erie. The 21-year-old began this season in Single-A Lakeland (Fla.), which left him with a cumulative minor league batting average of .299, along with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs, for 2012.
There was no corresponding move mentioned for the SeaWolves, who begin their final Eastern League series with Friday’s 7:05 p.m. opener against Altoona at Jerry Uht Park.
– Mike Copper