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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 went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two walks Tuesday against the Twins.
There wasn't any interest in Jackson as a starting outfielder when he was a free agent last winter. One figures there will be this year, what with the 30-year-old hitting .323 with a .907 OPS in 161 at-bats. He's homered in back-to-back games. Aug 15 - 11:30 PM

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Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer Sunday against the Rays.

The Jay Bruce acquisition figured to cost Jackson some playing time, but he's playing so well right now that the Indians have to get him into the lineup most of the time. He's batting .312 with an .873 OPS in 157 at-bats.
Aug 13 - 5:43 PM

Austin Jackson is not in the Indians' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

It's only his second day off since coming off the DL on July 25. Jackson has hit .414 during that span and made the catch of the year robbing Hanley Ramirez of a home run Tuesday at Fenway Park. Michael Brantley, Bradley Zimmer and Brandon Guyer will be Cleveland's three outfielders for Thursday's series opener.
Aug 3 - 5:10 PM

Austin Jackson posted a single, a double and an RBI over five at-bats in a road victory against the White Sox on Saturday.

Jackson has been brilliant since coming off the 10-day disabled list on July 25, reaching base in each of his five games while bumping his average up from .321 to .331 with eight hits over 16 at-bats. Most importantly of all, he has struck out just once during the span.
Jul 30 - 12:37 AM

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

Jackson ended up missing about a month with a left quad strain. He returns to a .304/.383/.500 batting line over 37 games.
Jul 25 - 2:53 PM

Austin Jackson (quad) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

Jackson has missed the last three weeks with a strained left quad, but he passed a baserunning test Sunday to clear the way for his return to game action. It seems likely that he'll be activated later this week if all goes well.
Jul 16 - 2:50 PM

Indians placed OF Austin Jackson on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

Jackson suffered the injury during Sunday's game and will require a 3-4 week absence. The Indians have called up right-hander Shawn Armstrong to take his place on the active roster.
Jun 27 - 3:00 PM

Austin Jackson (quad) is getting an MRI on Monday.

He could need a stint on the disabled list, depending on what the scan shows. If a move is made with Jackson, it will come prior to Tuesday's game.
Jun 26 - 4:57 PM

Austin Jackson was pulled from Sunday's game against the Twins with a tight left quad.

It's unclear at this point whether it's a potential disabled list injury. The Indians should have more on Jackson's status after the game.
Jun 25 - 3:02 PM

Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in the Indians' 6-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Jackson swatted an RBI triple and scored a run in the second inning, and he tacked on a two-run single with the bases loaded in the third. The 30-year-old has come on strong in recent days, going 8-for-19 with two doubles, a triple and a homer in his last five games. He's still a situational player but he's being used well by the Tribe, hitting .301/.382/.516 in 34 games this year.
Jun 23 - 12:10 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
3Yandy Diaz
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Shawn Armstrong