Ausmus has decisions to make with Detroit lineup — Times Union

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KISSIMMEE, (AP) — Austin Jackson has bounced around the batting a bit at spring training, hitting sixth and even fourth for the Tigers .

That one start in the spot — in a split-squad game week — amused the fleet-footed fielder a bit.

If I’m fourth, I think we might some problems, Jackson

Jackson may not expect to hit cleanup the regular season, but at this it’s not clear where end up in the lineup. He’s hit almost in the leadoff spot in his first major league seasons, but the now have other potential for the top of the order. New manager Brad hasn’t tipped his hand his plans, although he did say Jackson probably hit higher in the order at point this spring.

Sometimes it’s about guys at-bats in spring Ausmus said.

Jackson hit in 2013, followed by Torii Miguel Cabrera. Prince and Victor Martinez.

When five players were in the that was generally the order, and it until the postseason that Jim Leyland made a major dropping the slumping Jackson to during the AL championship series Boston.

Leyland stepped down the season and was replaced by Ausmus, and made a blockbuster trade, Fielder to Texas in exchange for baseman Ian Kinsler. That the Tigers another potential hitter while removing powerful bat.

The switch-hitting seems likely to bat cleanup behind Cabrera. But who would hit in of those two remains an open

Jackson stole eight last year, which was for the team lead — but Ausmus a more aggressive approach on the this season. Kinsler, a 30-30 man, stole 15 in 2013 while posting an percentage of .344. Jackson’s was

The Tigers also signed Rajai Davis. who stole 45 in 51 attempts last year Toronto. That’s 10 more Detroit’s entire team in 2013.

The question is whether can hit well enough to justify a high in the order. His career percentage against left-handers is but it’s 57 points lower righties.

Ausmus is sensitive to the that players like to a routine — but he also reserves the to be flexible with the batting throughout the season.

It’s a performance-based game, so you have to adjust, Ausmus Everyday players generally. like to see their name in same spot, but that mean there won’t be

For Ausmus, there’s no rush to any long-term decisions about the Spring training is a time to — and also to try combinations that probably never see the light of day the regular season. For example, says he might hit Martinez at some point.

Martinez is designated hitter, but it’s he might go back behind the and catch a bit during the spring.

If Victor Martinez is going to at some point, you may see Victor hit because I don’t want him too many innings the first he’s out there, but I want him to get a at-bats, Ausmus said. You may see hit leadoff or second, just we want to get the at-bats in a short of time.

As for Jackson, he doesn’t anxious for any clarification on where hit this year. He just to be in the lineup.

I think anybody on team, honestly, can hit anywhere, he We’re all capable of doing much anything that called upon to do.

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