KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 05: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Magglio Ordonez #30 after scoring a run in the 7th inning against the Kansas City Royals during the season opener on April 5, 2010 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Austin Jackson Injury: Tigers CF Activated From DL, Starting In Center Field

Center fielder Austin Jackson will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday and start for the Tigers

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Tigers OF Austin Jackson To Begin Rehab Assignment With Toledo

According to the Detroit Tigers Director of Media Relations, Brian Britten, injured outfielder Austin Jackson will begin a rehab assignment with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Huns on Thursday. Jackson injured his abdomen in a game against the Minnesota Twins on May 16 when he flied out to right field in the bottom of the fourth inning. Following the out he was seen talking to the Tigers' trainer and left the game.

After a few false starts in a desire to return, Jackson was placed on the 15-day disabled list and is now working his way back into the lineup. At the time of this writing, there is no time table for a return but one has to imagine that it will come sooner rather than later unless there is another setback.

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Austin Jackson Injury: Tigers Outfielder To Be Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

The Detroit Tigers just wrapped up a three-game set against the Cleveland Indians in which they were largely ineffective. One reason for that is the fact that they were without center fielder Austin Jackson, who has missed time with an abdominal strain that was initially referred to as "minor."

Jackson was supposed to return on Tuesday, but was scratched less-than an hour after the lineups were announced. News came out on Wednesday that the Tigers were considering placing him on the 15-day disabled list, and according to Brian Britten on Twitter, the move is done:

Jackson had been hitting off a tee in the lead-up to his return on Tuesday, but when he tried to hit live pitching and round the bases, the pain in his abdominal flared up and he experienced a setback. As noted, the stint on the DL is retroactive to May 17 when he was injured, which would put him back in the lineup on June 1, in time to start a three-game set at home against the New York Yankees.

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