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Austin Jackson | Outfielder | #10

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
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Austin Jackson (knee) will undergo surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in the right knee.
Jackson is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, but GM Rick Hahn would not commit to a timetable, making that six-week mark more of a minimum estimate than anything else. While his .254/.318/.343 triple-slash would appear to be relatively easy to replace, J.B. Schuck, Tyler Saladino and Jason Coats (the three players in line to receive the most at-bats off the injury) don't exactly make for a three-headed monster. Jun 10 - 5:17 PM

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White Sox placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Jackson had been dealing with a bout of turf toe at the end of May and early June, but this injury is separate from that. As of this posting, there is no timetable for his return. Prior to the injury, the 29-year-old outfielder was hitting .254/.318/.343 with no home runs and 18 RBI across 203 at-bats. J.B. Schuck, Tyler Saladino and Jason Coats (whom the White Sox called up on Friday) figure to split at-bats in the outfield as the Sox try to make up for Jackson's absence.
Jun 10 - 4:44 PM

Austin Jackson (turf toe) is back in the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Jackson hasn't appeared in a game since May 29 because of turf toe. He is starting in center field and batting second Tuesday versus Nationals right-hander Joe Ross.
Jun 7 - 4:39 PM

Austin Jackson (turf toe) remains out Wednesday.

Jackson was forced to leave Sunday's series finale against the Royals after a turf toe flareup and he hasn't played since. J.B. Shuck is in center field and batting sixth on Wednesday afternoon against the Mets.
Jun 1 - 10:51 AM

Austin Jackson (turf toe) is out of the White Sox starting lineup Monday against the Mets.

J.B. Shuck will start in center field and bat fifth in the Memorial Day game versus Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he's hoping A-Jax will be able to avoid the disabled list. He'll get treatment for the turf toe on Monday.
May 30 - 11:21 AM

Austin Jackson was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Royals due to turf toe.

As the White Sox bullpen was imploding once again on Sunday, Jackson pulled himself from the game due to the issue. While it doesn't sound like anything that will require a trip to the disabled list, he could be held out of the lineup for a day or two.
May 29 - 5:39 PM

Austin Jackson came through with a sacrifice fly in the second inning on Friday which wound up being his club's only offense in a loss to the Royals.

Jackson also singled, finishing the night 1-for-2. As a team, they were only able to muster six total hits, all singles, against Dillon Gee and company. Jackson has had a rough go of it at the plate this season, hitting just .223/.288/.309 with no home runs and 14 RBI.
May 20 - 11:56 PM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Twins.

Jackson brought in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning, scoring runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Jackson has taken over as the team's primary starter in center field but is in the lineup largely for his defense, as he's hitting just .222/.287/.323 on the year.
May 7 - 10:57 PM

Austin Jackson went 0-for-3 from the ninth spot in the White Sox lineup on Wednesday.

Jackson hit .293 and stole 27 bases as a 23-year-old rookie in 2010. He hit .300 with 16 homers at age 25 in 2012. Now, though, even if he isn't completely hopeless as a major league regular, he's about as useless for fantasy purposes as a starting outfielder can be. One-sixth of the way through 2016, he has no homers and one steal in 88 at-bats. He's batting .216. He'll almost certainly get better, but it will probably continue to leave him irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
May 4 - 11:23 PM

Austin Jackson is hitting .184/.205/.211 in 38 at-bats after going hitless in Monday's loss.

It's anyone's guess whether the White Sox would be better off if Adam LaRoche had stuck around, but his replacements certainly aren't doing much. Avisail Garcia, who has been doing most of the DHing with Jackson pushing Adam Eaton to right, is hitting .171/.261/.341 in 41 at-bats. The White Sox will stay patient with Jackson, but they do have alternatives (not great alternatives, but alternatives nonetheless) if Garcia continues to struggle.
Apr 19 - 12:12 AM

Austin Jackson is starting in center field and batting ninth for the White Sox versus the Indians on Friday.

Jackson didn't start Thursday, as J.B. Shuck played left field and Adam Eaton slid over to center. He's back in there in this one, though, and will have a tough task against Danny Salazar.
Apr 8 - 12:20 PM

Austin Jackson slugged a grand slam against the Mariners on Friday.

The White Sox were held scoreless by Felix Hernandez, but Jackson took Justin De Fratus deep in the seventh to finally get them on the board. The 29-year-old is batting just .192 (5-for-26) during Cactus League play, but the White Sox signed him last month with the idea of using him as their primary center fielder this season.
Mar 25 - 7:36 PM

White Sox signed OF Austin Jackson to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Jackson passed his physical without any issues and will be in White Sox camp on Monday. It still remains unclear exactly how he'll be utilized, but his arrival is terrible news for the fantasy outlook of Avisail Garcia. Jackson is a better defender in center field than anyone on the current White Sox roster, so he figures to get most of his starts there. Adam Eaton would shift to right, with Melky Cabrera handling the bulk of playing time in left.
Mar 6 - 9:11 PM

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Austin Jackson turned down more money from the Angels to sign with the White Sox because they offered him the chance to play center field.

The Angels were only interested in Jackson to play left field, as Mike Trout is firmly planted in the middle of their outfield for the next decade. A once-elite defender, Jackson is more than capable of patrolling center field at U.S. Cellular Field. If he starts there, it would shift Adam Eaton to right field.
Mar 6 - 6:10 PM

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with free agent outfielder Austin Jackson.

The White Sox have been in the market for weeks looking for an upgrade to their outfield and now they have secured the top remaining option. It was a nice slow-play on the part of general manager Rick Hahn. Jackson will likely take over as Chicago's primary center fielder, shifting Adam Eaton to right. Melky Cabrera will start most games in left, with Avisail Garcia either riding the pine or drawing regular playing time at Triple-A Charlotte.
Mar 6 - 5:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Matt Purke
10Michael Ynoa
11Chris Beck