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Leyland hopes Jackson's hamstring injury doesn't linger

Leyland hopes Jackson's hamstring injury doesn't linger

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DETROIT -- A week since returning from the 15-day disabled list, Austin Jackson sat out Friday's game, showing how delicate a hamstring injury can be.

Is this going to be a lingering problem for Jackson?

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"I hope not," manager Jim Leyland said. "He felt like yesterday, he probably should take a day off, so I gave him a day off. I hope it's not something that's going to linger, I hope not. I'm just playing it accordingly."

Jackson, who was on the DL with a left hamstring strain, was back in center field and the leadoff spot for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @nightengalejr. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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