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 will be placed on 15-day DL tomorrow retro to 5/17 with abdominal strain. Raburn will be reinstated from bereavement list tomorrow.— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) May 24, 2012
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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