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.