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Jackson to miss at least 6 weeks with torn meniscus

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The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a medial meniscus tear in his left knee.

General manager Rick Hahn said Friday the center fielder will require surgery for the injury and will be out for a minimum six weeks, though no official timetable has been defined yet.

Jackson had missed six straight games from late May to early June with turf toe. Since returning from the injury, Jackson has gone 2-11 in the past three games for the White Sox.

Signed as a free agent in the offseason, Jackson is slashing .254/.318/.343 in 181 at-bats this season for Chicago.

Jason Coats has been recalled from Triple-A in his place.

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