Found June 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers appear to be one step closer to getting their center fielder back. Austin Jackson, on the 15-day disabled list since May 17 with an abdominal strain, is headed to Toledo on Thursday to begin a rehabilitation assignment. Jackson has been taking batting practice with his teammates for a few days and was pleased with the progress. "Pretty good," Jackson said. "Didn't have any pain. I was able to really let it go the last couple rounds and it felt pretty good." Jackson said he's been able to go four or five rounds each time, which is more than he was able to do before. He said the last time he tried he could only go one round before feeling some discomfort. Jackson's running has also progressed to the point where he's not in pain anymore. "The running went well," Jackson said. "That was the big thing that was holding me back before was, I wasn't able to run. But I've been able to get out there...
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