Jun 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT
Austin Jackson was scheduled to play about six innings in his first minor-league rehab game yesterday, but instead he played a full game at Triple-A that included nine innings in center field.
Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Jackson will play another full game there tonight, at which point he could be cleared to return from the disabled list and rejoin the Tigers as soon as Saturday.
Jackson has been out since mid-May with an abdominal strain and initially remained on the active roster while being unavailable, but then wasn’t ready to come off the DL when eligible anyway. Quentin Berry has played well filling in, but Jackson’s return will likely push the 27-year-old career minor leaguer to left field or a bench role.
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