Tigers manager Jim Leyland is optimistic that center fielder Austin Jackson, who is on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, will be able to return May 28, the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list, MLive.com reports.
"He's doing good," Leyland said. "He should be on time."
Jackson could go on a one- or two-game rehab assignment before returning to the Tigers.
Tigers outfielder Don Kelly will continue to play center field with Austin Jackson on the disabled list.
Kelly will not take Jackson's spot in the lineup, however. Instead, he will bat eighth Tuesday against the Angels. Andy Dirks will be the team's leadoff hitter for the second straight game. Kelly is hitting .200/.294/.289 in 45 at-bats.
Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers held center fielder Austin Jackson out of the lineup for what they called precautionary reasons. Jackson’s
sore hamstring is apparently more of an issue then the team let on, as Detroit
placed the center fielder on the 15-day disabled list earlier today.
The ailment has been hampering Jackson for the last few
weeks, and he told reporters – including Jason Beck of...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Monday that outfielders Don Kelly, Andy Dirks and Avisail Garcia could all see playing time in center field with Austin Jackson on the disabled list. Although, Leyland hinted Garcia could see the majority of starts in center field.
"He’s going to play," Leyland told MLive.com. "I’ll put him in center against a right-hander. I’ll play him in center...
It turned out after all Austin Jackson's hamstring injury was more serious than the Tigers let on. The team announced Monday they placed Jackson, who missed Sunday's game against the Indians, on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring and recalled prospect Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo, according to MLB.com.
Manager Jim Leyland said Sunday he held Jackson out of the lineup "for...
Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson was held out of Sunday's lineup against the Indians because of soreness in his right hamstring, but it's not a major concern. Manager Jim Leyland sat Jackson as a precaution, per MLB.com.
"He can go," Leyland said, "but it's hard for him to really burn into that extra gear. So I'm just giving him a day off for precautionary reasons."
The Tigers open a series with Houston...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland elected to give Austin Jackson a day off yesterday, allowing the center fielder to rest his sore hamstring. Leyland said Jackson could have played but was held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
"He can go," Leyland said, "but it's hard for
him to really burn into that extra gear. So I'm just giving him a day off for
“Austin Jackson is a low-end Drew Stubbs type of player but with a .300 batting average. A-Jax will always be a great source of runs, and his power ranges in the 15+ area. The problem is his speed does not cut it and 20+ SBs would be an amazing season at this point for Austin, to go along with that 20 HR potential.”