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Damian Jackson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/16/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Laney (CA) JC
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Dodgers released infielder-outfielder Damian Jackson.
Even with Rafael Furcal and Marlon Anderson sidelined, the Dodgers decided they had no further use for Jackson. The 33-year-old utilityman was furious after learning of the move. "I no longer have anything to do with baseball," he said while packing up. Sun, Mar 11, 2007 06:09:00 PM

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Nationals released infielder-outfielder Damian Jackson.

With Bernie Castro and now Henry Mateo up, Jackson hadn't been seeing any action lately. He was hitless in eight at-bats this month, leaving him at .198/.295/.371 for the season. Perhaps this will allow him to join a contender in September. Jackson's versatility still makes him a decent option as a 25th man, and he was hitting well for a time this year.
Fri, Aug 25, 2006 01:56:00 PM

Nationals activated infielder-outfielder Damian Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.

Jackson will get starts at second base and in the outfield against left-handers. It shouldn't be enough to make him worth using in NL-only leagues initially.
Tue, Jul 25, 2006 05:49:00 PM

Damian Jackson (esophageal spasms) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

Jackson will return to his backup shortstop role and have minimal to zero fantasy value.
Mon, Jul 24, 2006 10:51:00 AM

Nationals placed infielder-outfielder Damian Jackson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 8, with esophageal spasms.

Jackson dealt with the same problem in the spring. He might be ready to return before the end of the month. In the meantime, Ryan Zimmerman will have to act as the backup shortstop and Marlon Anderson will start at second base for however long Jose Vidro needs to rest a sore hamstring.
Tue, Jul 18, 2006 01:54:00 PM

The Nationals are planning on placing Damian Jackson on the disabled list to make room on the roster for Mike O'Connor, Tuesday's scheduled starter.

Jackson's esophogeal spasms have flared up again and he hasn't appeared in a game since the All-Star break. In his absence, the Nationals will be without a real backup at shortstop, which could result in Ryan Zimmerman making an appearance at the position.
Mon, Jul 17, 2006 11:51:00 PM

Damian Jackson, starting in center field, homered for the second straight day when he delivered a solo shot off Astros starter Fernando Nieve on Tuesday.

Jackson has homered in each of his last three starts, so he'll probably get a few more starts in center field with Alex Escobar on the DL. Marlon Byrd should get the majority of at-bats in center once Jackson cools off.
Tue, May 23, 2006 09:26:00 PM

Damian Jackson, only playing because of an injury to Alex Escobar, went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Nationals' center fielder on Monday.

Jackson is hitting .270/.341/.595 in 37 at-bats. It's a fluke for sure, but with Royce Clayton at .234/.299/.314 (not a fluke!), Jackson should be getting a lot more time at shortstop. If he's a defensive downgrade from the overrated Clayton, he's a very small one.
Mon, May 22, 2006 10:57:00 PM

Damian Jackson was ejected from Saturday's game in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes from the bench.

He wasn't in the game at the time. If Jackson is that good at judging balls and strikes, he really should have better than a .235 OBP this season.
Sat, Apr 29, 2006 05:31:00 PM

Damian Jackson returned to the starting lineup today and finished 0-for-2 with a walk.

Jackson didn't play yesterday because of shortness of breath caused by an esophageal spasm.
Tue, Mar 7, 2006 06:46:00 PM

Damian Jackson was scratched today because of an esophageal spasm, which means he has shortness of breath.

He saw several doctors during the offseason and they don't know how he got it. Jackson is taking medication for the illness. He's day-to-day.
Mon, Mar 6, 2006 10:11:00 PM

Damian Jackson's one-year contract with the Nationals is worth $700,000.

That's about right. Yesterday's signings of Jackson and Bernie Castro would seem to make it even more clear that Junior Spivey and Deivi Cruz aren't in the Nationals' plans for 2006. Spivey can be non-tendered if there's no trade market for him, and Cruz won't be re-signed as a free agent. Jamey Carroll will probably stick around as a bench player.
Fri, Oct 28, 2005 03:26:00 AM

Nationals signed infielder-outfielder Damian Jackson, who had been with the Padres, to a one-year contract.

Major league free agents can change teams for another 15 days, but Jackson was a minor league free agent, giving him the ability to sign at any time. He's probably getting less than $1 million here, but considering that he opened each of the last two years in the minors, he'll take it. In 275 at-bats with the Padres, Jackson hit .255/.335/.342 with 15 steals in 17 attempts. That's more at-bats than he should get under ideal circumstances, but because he can play six positions, he's a decent enough reserve.
Thu, Oct 27, 2005 03:55:00 PM

Padres GM Kevin Towers said that Damian Jackson, who became a free agent after being removed from the 40-man roster, could be re-signed by the club.

Towers didn't suggest that there was similar interest in re-signing Manny Alexander.
Sat, Oct 15, 2005 01:20:00 PM

Padres sent infielder Damian Jackson outright to Triple-A Portland.

He opted for free agency, Jackson hit .255/.335/.342 with 15 steals in 17 attempts in 275 at-bats for the Padres this season. That's more at-bats than he should get, but unlike the last two years, he'll probably enter 2006 with a job on some team's bench.
Fri, Oct 14, 2005 07:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chone Figgins
LF1Matt Kemp
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Scott Elbert
8Chris Withrow
9Onelki Garcia