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Austin Jackson | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Austin Jackson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Reds.
Jackson opened the scoring in the contest when he hit a three-run homer off Reds starter Jake Lamb in the third inning. It was his first home run since joining the Cubs at the end of August. In 65 at-bats with his new team, he's picked up 15 hits, with over half of them going for extra bases. He's also driven in eight runs in his last two games. The 28-year-old outfielder must feel like he's won the lottery now that he's escaped a nowhere-bound Mariners club. Oct 1 - 4:24 PM

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Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI as the Cubs easily defeated the Reds on Wednesday.

Jackson put the Cubs up 2-1 with a two-run double in the third inning. He'd add an RBI double in the fifth and a two-run single in the eighth as the Cubs ran away with the game. Productive nights have been few and far between for Jackson since coming over from the Mariners at the end of August. He's hitting .226/.284/.339 with seven RBI in 67 plate appearances.
Sep 30 - 10:21 PM

Austin Jackson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Saturday against the Pirates.

Jackson continues to struggle with the Cubbies. He's batting just .196/.250/.286 in 60 plate appearances since coming over from the Mariners at the end of August.
Sep 26 - 4:54 PM

Cubs acquired OF Austin Jackson and cash considerations from the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later and international slot No. 98.

Jackson is hitting just .272/.312/.387 this season, but he gives the Cubs more depth and offers them another option in the outfield with Jorge Soler (oblique) injured. He's slated to hit free agency after the season.
Aug 31 - 6:10 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Austin Jackson has cleared revocable waivers and "has been the subject of trade talks recently."

It's unclear which team or teams are talking with the M's, but it makes sense that they'd consider dealing Jackson since he'll be a free agent after the season. The veteran outfielder has had a disappointing season, batting .259/.302/.365 with seven homers going into Monday's action. He has a $7.7 million salary.
Aug 24 - 11:40 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

With the two doubles, Jackson's now hit 17 two-baggers this season. He's slashing .255/.297/.363 with six homers, 30 RBI and 13 steals. Given that Jackson doesn't hit for average, doesn't hit for power and doesn't drive in runs, he's not an impact fantasy bat as things stand at this point.
Aug 14 - 11:04 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Jackson doubled in the fourth inning and came around to score on a Jesus Sucre double of his own. The outfielder now has 15 doubles on the season. He's a multi-dimensional threat, but Jackson hasn't been able to put it all together since being acquired by the Mariners at last year's trade deadline, batting just .252/.295/.356 in 91 games this season.
Aug 12 - 6:40 PM

Austin Jackson homered, doubled and walked versus the Twins on Thursday.

Jackson has been quite the bust offensively in his Mariners career, but at least he's had a bit to offer fantasy leaguers these last two months (.267 average, four homers, five steals) than he did previously. It's just not quite enough to give him mixed-league value.
Jul 31 - 1:12 AM

Austin Jackson went 0-for-5 in his return to Seattle's starting lineup on Saturday.

Even with his .297 OBP, Jackson was inserted right back into the leadoff spot tonight after missing two games with back spasms. He's been an extremely disappointing player in his Mariners career; not only does he have the lousy OBP this year, but he's been thrown out on seven of his 15 steal attempts.
Jul 12 - 1:55 AM

Austin Jackson (back) is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Friday.

The team had been hopeful that he would be able to return for Friday's contest, but they'll play it safe and give him an extra day. Dustin Ackley will start in his place in center field and bat ninth against opposing southpaw Hector Santiago.
Jul 10 - 7:05 PM

Austin Jackson (back) is unlikely to be available for Thursday's game against the Angels.

Jackson was pulled from Wednesday's game due to back spasms and underwent treatment on Thursday. The M's are optimistic that he'll be ready to return to the lineup on Friday.
Jul 9 - 6:58 PM

Austin Jackson left Wednesday's game with back spasms.

Jackson struck out looking twice before departing. Logan Morrison pinch-hit for him in the fourth.
Jul 8 - 5:35 PM

Austin Jackson clubbed a grand slam and walked in six plate appearances on Tuesday as the Mariners outlasted the Tigers in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Jackson cleared the bases with a four-bagger in the third inning against Kyle Ryan. It was a rare sign of life at the plate for the outfielder, who's still only hitting .254/.300/.363 with four home runs and 19 RBI with eight stolen bases.
Jul 8 - 1:59 AM

Austin Jackson is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Giants.

He'll take a seat in the day game. James Jones will start in center field and bat sixth.
Jun 16 - 12:59 PM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-3 with a double in Sunday's blowout loss to the Astros.

Just a disheartening effort all the way around by the Mariners. Not only was their pitching shelled for 13 runs, the offense managed just two hits. Jackson's double was the only of the extra-base variety. It's nice to see Jackson double, though his .267/.311/.378 slash-line for the season is pretty indicative of the kind of player he is at this point.
Jun 14 - 5:59 PM