June 8th, 2012

Friday: Tigers at Reds

Gerald Laird is taking early batting practice as I type this. Unless something changes, he’s going to start at catcher tonight. Meanwhile, Brennan Boesch will bat second again over Ramon Santiago, who will bat eighth.

TIGERS

  1. Quintin Berry, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  7. Gerald Laird, C
  8. Ramon Santiago, 2B
  9. Rick Porcello, P

REDS

  1. Zack Cozart, SS
  2. Chris Heisey, CF
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Brandon Phillips, 2B
  5. Jay Bruce, RF
  6. Ryan Ludwick, LF
  7. Todd Frazier, 2B
  8. Ryan Hanigan, C
  9. Mat Latos, P

Jackson plays full game in rehab for Mud Hens

Austin Jackson was scheduled to get three at-bats Thursday night for Triple-A Toledo in the first game of his minor-league rehab assignment, but he ended up playing a full game. He got an extra at-bat out of it, but he didn’t get a hit, mainly because White Sox farmhand Terry Doyle nearly no-hit the Hens. He also got three extra innings in center field out of it and made three putouts, plus tracking a few hits off Andy Oliver, who actually had a pretty decent start.

The plan still calls for Jackson to get a full game in center field tonight, the final game of the homestand in Toledo. The Mud Hens are scheduled to go on the road to Durham after that, so that’s a big sign pointing towards Jackson rejoining the Tigers on Saturday, though he could conceivably head over to Erie for an extra rehab game Saturday night if he needs it.

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