Austin Jackson will rejoin Tigers after two rehab outings
After two nights of a rehab stint at Triple-A Toledo, he's ready to return from the disabled list, he says.
He hasn't appeared in a game for the Tigers since leaving in the fifth inning of the Tigers' May 16 loss to the Twins, after straining an abdominal muscle on a swing. He missed 21 games.
"It felt like forever. It's tough just sitting back, watching. But at the same time, you need that rest to let it heal. ... This time I let it rest a little bit and it feels a lot better," Jackson told FOX Sports Detroit's Dana Wakiji. "I'm ready to rejoin them and try to help them out a little bit."
Jackson will rejoin the Tigers in Cincinnati on Saturday, likely replacing reliever Jose Ortega, the extra arm the Tigers have been carrying since Alex Avila went on the disabled list.