Tigers OF Jones (shoulder) activated from IL

The Detroit Tigers on Thursday activated outfielder JaCoby Jones from the injured list after he missed the start of the season with a shoulder injury.

Jones is in the lineup batting ninth and playing center field for Detroit's home game against the Cleveland Indians.

Jones had sprained the AC joint in his shoulder diving for a ball during a spring training game in March.

The 26-year-old Jones hit .207 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs last season.

In a related move, outfielder Mikie Mahtook was designated for assignment. Mahtook was hitless in 23 at-bats this season.