Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Monday that he would like Austin Jackson to run more.
"I would," said Leyland. "That's basically what we are saying. The better way to put it is that I would like him to steal more important bases. I've always said that to steal a base when everybody knows you're going to try, that's when you are a base stealer." Jackson had 27 stolen bases in his rookie season in 2010, but it dropped to 22 swipes in 2011 and he was just 12-for-21 in stolen base chances last year. The Tigers are bringing Jeff Cox to spring training as a baserunning consultant to try to reverse the trend and get Jackson more aggressive on the basepaths.