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Austin Jackson | Outfielder | #26

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
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Austin Jackson (toe) ran the bases on Wednesday morning at Progressive Field.
It's not clear yet whether the Indians will ask Jackson to go out on a minor league rehab assignment. He is already eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list and his hyperextended left big toe is obviously no longer an issue if he is able to run the bases with good intensity. There should be a decision soon. May 17 - 11:28 AM

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Austin Jackson (toe) will run the bases again on Tuesday.

Jackson, who is coming back from a hyperextened left toe, went through agility drills and ran the bases on Monday. He's making progress, but the Indians want to see more before clearing him to return to game action.
May 15 - 3:56 PM

Austin Jackson (toe) went through agility drills and ran the bases Monday at Progressive Field.

Jackson landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a hyperextended left big toe. He's eligible to return, but it's unclear if the Indians want him to play a rehab game or two first.
May 15 - 2:37 PM

Indians placed OF Austin Jackson on the 10-day disabled list with a hyperextended left big toe.

Jackson injured his toe Monday at the first base bag while legging out an infield single. The hope is he'll be ready for activation when his 10 days are up. Shawn Armstrong was called up from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
May 2 - 4:02 PM

Austin Jackson suffered a left toe injury on Monday.

Jackson jammed his toe on first base while beating out an infield single. It's unclear at this point whether it's a day-to-day injury or perhaps something more.
May 1 - 11:01 PM

Austin Jackson departed Monday's game versus the Tigers with an apparent left leg injury.

Jackson landed awkwardly on first base after beating out an infield single. It's worth noting that he had surgery on his left knee last June. The Indians should have more on his status soon.
May 1 - 10:29 PM

Austin Jackson ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Jackson drove one over the right-field wall for an opposite-field shot off of Dallas Keuchel in the third inning to get the scoring going. It was the veteran outfielder's first dinger of the season. Jackson has a nifty .296/.387/.556 line in the early going and will continue to see starts versus lefties.
Apr 25 - 9:03 PM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Jackson's double off Patrick Corbin ended up serving as the Indians' only extra-base hit on the afternoon. His fantasy value is relatively capped due to his lack of expected at-bats, but he does hold a little intrigue for DFS as a platoon bat against southpaws until Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) is ready to return.
Apr 9 - 8:05 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in his first start of the season Tuesday at Texas.

Jackson had a good spring and made the club, but he'll have to keep contributing if he wants to stick around once Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) is ready to roll. He is likely to play frequently against southpaws, so keep him in mind as a low-cost alternative for DFS play.
Apr 4 - 11:58 PM

Austin Jackson has made the Indians' Opening Day roster.

It was always likely provided that he showed he was healthy following knee surgery last year. Jackson has made the decision easy by going 9-for-24 with a home run during Cactus League play. The veteran outfielder should play regularly against lefties and might see even more time than that depending on the statuses of Michael Brantley (shoulder) and Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder).
Mar 26 - 12:39 PM

Austin Jackson continued his hot hitting on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI as the Indians fell to the Reds in Cactus League play.

Jackson got off to a late start this spring while recovering from knee surgery, but is now hitting .333 (6-for-18) with a homer and five RBI in Cactus League action. If he continues at this rate, he'll make the Opening Day roster as as reserve outfielder.
Mar 18 - 12:40 AM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored to lead the Indians to a 6-5 victory over the Athletics on Thursday.

He stroked RBI doubles in the first and fourth innings. He is trying to earn a job as a back-up outfielder in Cleveland. He batted .254/.318/.343 with no home runs in 203 plate appearances with the White Sox last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury in early June.
Mar 16 - 8:22 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Sunday that Austin Jackson (knee) has been cleared to make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday.

The club has proceeded cautiously with him this spring as he recovers from surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee. With a strong showing in the spring, he could break camp with the big league club.
Mar 5 - 7:31 PM

Austin Jackson (knee) could make his Cactus League debut as soon as Wednesday.

Jackson is being brought along slowly this spring after surgery last June to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee. The veteran outfielder could win a platoon role with the Indians if he can show well this spring.
Mar 5 - 1:09 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that the team would take things cautiously with Austin Jackson (knee) early in spring training.

The Indians will ease Jackson along through the first 10-14 days of spring training before reevaluating his progress. The 30-year-old outfielder underwent season-ending surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee last June. He hit .254/.318/.343 with 12 doubles and 18 RBI in 181 at-bats during his injury-shortened 2016 campaign. The Indians inked him to a minor league contract with a spring training invite near the end of January.
Feb 15 - 8:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong