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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
Jackson has been hampered by soreness in his hamstring for the past week. While he's been able to play through the injury, it's impacted his ability in the field and on the base paths based on Leyland's comments.
Still, this is viewed as preventative, as Leyland doesn't expect this to be an extended absence for Jackson. After his strong 2012 campaign, Jackson has gotten off to a slow start this season, perhaps due in part to his ailing hammy. Over 166 plate appearances, the 26-year-old has hit .272/.333/.371 with seven doubles, one triple and two home runs. He a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts.
In Jackson's absence yesterday, Detroit used Don Kelly in center field and moved Andy Dirks into the leadoff spot.
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Austin Jackson has been placed on 15-day DL, retro to 5/12, w/pulled right hamstring. Avisail Garcia recalled from Toledo today. #tigers
— Rick Thompson (@Thompson_Tigers) May 13, 2013
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