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Austin Jackson placed on 15-day DL

Updated: May 14, 2013, 11:42 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a pulled left hamstring, leaving the Tigers without a talented leadoff hitter who also covers a lot of ground defensively in spacious Comerica Park.

The move is retroactive to Sunday, when Jackson missed a game against Cleveland following the injury.

"You want to make sure it's right. No sense fooling with it," manager Jim Leyland said. "The way they've got to treat it, it'd probably ...

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