In addition to working on a new batting stance, Austin Jackson is working on his bunting.

"Today Jackson's not playing," manager Jim Leyland said before the Tigers faced the Braves on Wednesday at Joker Marchant Stadium. "He's going to sacrifice bunt 40 times."

Leyland said a group of hitters gets extra work in each day. Jackson will get more bunting work in today in Lakeland while the Tigers travel to Port Charlotte to play the Rays.

"Tomorrow he's not going on the trip," Leyland said of Jackson, the club's leadoff hitter. "He's going to base-hit bunt 50 times. So we're always trying to do some extra work with guys."