Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson hardly put up great numbers Monday night, but being back in the lineup was satisfaction enough.

Jackson went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk as the designated hitter for Triple-A Toledo, which beat the Rochester Red Wings, 12-4, at rainy Frontier Field.

“It felt good just to be on the field and get my feet on the ground,” said Jackson, who has been sidelined for a month with a strained left hamstring. “Now it’s just about getting my timing down. But soaking up the atmosphere was great.”

In Jackson’s first game of his rehab, he walked in the first inning, struck out in the second, flied to right in the fourth, lined to the pitcher in the fifth and fanned in the seventh and ninth innings.

Jackson ran the bases at Comerica Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then rested Sunday. He was hitting .272 with two home runs, five stolen bases and 11 RBIs in 34 games before his injury.

The Tigers are 15-13 since Jackson was placed on the disabled list. Avisail Garcia has done a solid job filling in for Jackson, but the Tigers are eager to get Jackson back.