CF Austin Jackson activated

Updated: June 9, 2012, 8:55 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Detroit Tigers activated center fielder Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.


Detroit also recalled infielder Herman Perez from Class A Lakeland, placed shortstop Jhonny Peralta on the paternity list, and optioned right-hander Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo.

Jackson, out since May 17 with an abdominal strain, had been on a rehab assignment with Toledo. He started for the Tigers in Saturday's game at the Cincinnati Reds, going 0 for 4 with a strikeout.

Ortega joined the Tigers on Wednesday. He made his major league debut in their 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Reds on Friday, allowing two hits -- including Todd Frazier's pinch-hit, game-tying double.

Perez hit .252 with two home runs and 23 RBIs in 55 games at Lakeland.

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