"We'll see," manager Jim Leyland said. "Hopefully he feels good and he's ready to go."
Jackson played five innings Tuesday, a move that was designed to ease him in after a pulled left hamstring sidelined him for four weeks.
Jackson will either play seven innings in center field or a full game at designated hitter on Thursday, depending on how he feels. While the time in center could help, getting the extra at-bat to get his timing back at the plate could be just as important.
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