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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
Contract: view contract details

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Austin Jackson doubled twice, knocked in three runs and walked Monday against the Orioles.
Another nice game from the player the A's should have signed to be their starting center fielder. Jackson, who is mostly starting against lefties for the Indians, has a .296 average and a .900 OPS in 81 at-bats. Since he has the limited role and he's not a basestealer these days, his AL-only value remains fairly limited. Jun 19 - 11:29 PM

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Austin Jackson went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs scored in Game 2 of a doubleheader in Minnesota on Saturday.

Jackson has picked up the pace in June, raising his average from .255 to .286. However, Saturday's home run marked his first extra-base hit since June 4, and his first round-tripper dating back to May 29.
Jun 18 - 3:21 AM

Indians activated OF Austin Jackson from the 10-day disabled list.

Jackson has been out nearly all month with a hyperextended left big toe. He'll see some starts versus lefties.
May 26 - 3:13 PM

Austin Jackson (toe) will play in a minor league rehab game at Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

Jackson is expected to just need the one rehab game before he is activated from the disabld list. He has been sidelined for the past three weeks while rehabbing a hyperextended left big toe.
May 24 - 4:41 PM

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

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

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Cody Anderson
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R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Danny Salazar
9Adam Plutko