Jackson close to joining Grandy in elite group

Jackson close to joining Grandy in elite group

Jackson close to joining Grandy in elite group
DETROIT -- Austin Jackson has managed to forge his own identity with the Tigers after replacing Curtis Granderson atop Detroit's batting order. In at least one feat, though, he's about to give Granderson some company.

Jackson's next home run this season would put him into double digits, which he already has in doubles, triples and stolen bases. He would become the 18th Tigers player to pull off the quadruple-double, and the first since Granderson did it in 2007 and '08.

Granderson's first quadruple-double came in his second full Major League season. That was the year he became just the fourth Major Leaguer ever with 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 homers and 20 stolen bases. Likewise, this is Jackson's second season in the big leagues.

The Tigers have long forecast Jackson to develop power in his swing as he matures as a hitter, but they've been careful not to push him to do so.