Quick hits

Quick hits

• Tigers top prospect Nick Castellanos was back in Triple-A Toledo's lineup for the first time on Thursday after being hit on the right forearm by a pitch on Saturday. Castellanos is batting .278 with 13 home runs and 64 RBIs with the Mud Hens.

• Tigers manager Jim Leyland gave Austin Jackson an off-day on Thursday due to the five-game series with the Royals following the team's 10-game road trip. Leyland said he plans to give Torii Hunter the day off on Saturday.

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