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Austin Jackson exits game after suffering abdominal strain

May 16, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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As first reported by’s Jason Beck, Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Twins after suffering a mild abdominal strain on a fifth-inning swing.

Jackson is being called “day-to-day.” He’s likely to sit out of Thursday’s matinee with Minnesota but shouldn’t require a stint on the disabled list.

The 25-year-old center fielder was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI before departing. He’s now batting .331/.414/.544 with five home runs, 29 runs scored and 17 RBI in 36 games this season.

  1. cereal blogger - May 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Look at me, I can be…..centerfield

  2. darthicarus - May 17, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Curse of Inge

  3. seeinred87 - May 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Hopefully it’s nothing serious. He’s been great for the Tigers so far. He actually resembles a leadoff hitter now.

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