TOLEDO, Ohio -- A relaxed Austin Jackson sat in the Mud Hens clubhouse and watched the final innings of the Tigers' 6-5 loss in Cincinnati on Friday night.
On Saturday, he'll be with them.
Jackson, who has been out since May 17 with an abdominal strain, played two complete games with the Mud Hens on his rehabilitation assignment and did everything he needed to do to prove he was healthy.
It hasn't been easy for Jackson to miss so much time.
"It felt like forever," he said. "It's tough just sitting back, watching. But at the same time, you need that rest to kind of let it heal."
On Thursday night, Jackson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He was 1-for-4 with a walk on Friday.
"I feel pretty good," Jackson said. "It was good to get back out there and run around a little bit.
"Got a chance to see some pitches and also swing without any pain, so that's a good sign. That's what I came here for, to just kind of get the timing back and run around a little bit."
Mud Hens manager Ph...