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Detroit Tigers Roster Report 6-4-12

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BOSTON, MA - MAY 28: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers rounds the bases after hitting a home run as Will Middlebrooks #64 of the Boston Red Sox looks on in the fifith inning at Fenway Park May 28, 2012  in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – MAY 28: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers rounds the bases after hitting a home run as Will Middlebrooks #64 of the Boston Red Sox looks on in the fifith inning at Fenway Park May 28, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

DH Gerald Laird (right hamstring tightness) left the June 1 game. Manager Jim Leyland said he hoped to have Laird back for the June 5 game against Cleveland.

–C Alex Avila (right hamstring tightness) sat out June 2 and 3. He said he hoped to be able to play June 5 when Detroit’s three-game set with Cleveland begins.

–LF Andy Dirks (right Achilles tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 31.

–CF Austin Jackson (abdominal soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 17. He was still experiencing soreness as of May 29, and as of June 1 expected to step up his baseball work after a week of relative inactivity. He was expected to return to action by June 8 or 9.

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