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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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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Indians will meet Tuesday regarding free agent outfielder Austin Jackson.
Jackson quietly had a great 2017 with the Indians, batting .318/.387/.482 with seven homers and 35 RBI in 318 plate appearances. The 30-year-old would likely have at least a part-time role if he returns, but he could find a more appealing situation elsewhere. Dec 12 - 11:25 AM

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Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are interested in bringing back Austin Jackson "at the right price".

The 30-year-old outfielder had a career resurgence with the Tribe in 2017, slashing .318/.387/.482 with seven homers and 35 RBI in 318 plate appearances. Jackson earned just $1.5 million with the Indians in 2017.
Dec 3 - 11:17 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with a key stolen base and two runs scored in Friday's extra-inning win over the Yankees.

He walked while leading off the bottom of the 13th inning, then stole second base on a very close play that survived a replay review. He came around to score on a Yan Gomes walkoff single. Jackson hit .318 with seven homers and 35 RBI in a part-time role with the Indians this season.
Oct 6 - 11:05 PM

Austin Jackson is starting in left field and batting seventh for the Indians in Friday's ALDS Game 2 versus the Yankees.

He's starting over Lonnie Chisenhall with the Yanks throwing southpaw CC Sabathia. Jason Kipnis is not only getting another start in center field but is also staying the No. 2 spot versus the left. The Indians' full lineup looks like this: Francisco Lindor SS, Kipnis CF, Jose Ramirez 2B, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Carlos Santana 1B, Jay Bruce RF, Jackson LF, Yan Gomes C, Giovanny Urshela 3B.
Oct 6 - 2:14 PM

Austin Jackson reached base safely four times and scored twice as the Indians routed the White Sox on Friday.

Jackson singled twice and drew a pair of walks, finishing the night 2-for-3. His run-scoring single got the Tribe on the board and ignited a six-run rally in the inning. The veteran outfielder is slashing a robust .321/.390/.487 with seven homers and 35 RBI in what has been an impressive bounceback season.
Sep 29 - 10:31 PM

Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored against the Mariners on Saturday.

He rapped an RBI single in the third inning and also doubled and walked in the contest. Jackson has been an everyday starter of late for the Indians in the absence of Michael Brantley and Bradley Zimmer. He has a fantastic .324/.389/.500 slash line with seven homers and 34 RBI in 296 plate appearances in his first season with the Tribe.
Sep 23 - 8:46 PM

Austin Jackson collected four singles with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's road win against the Angels.

Jackson has been quite the surprise for the Indians this season, hitting .316 across 250 at-bats over 77 games. His previous best was a .300 average back in 2012 with the Tigers, while he is a .274 career hitter overall. It's been a great run for Jackson, and the success of the Indians is rubbing off on him.
Sep 20 - 2:53 AM

Austin Jackson clubbed a solo home run Tuesday against the White Sox.

Jackson took David Holmberg deep with one out in the top of the first inning to kick off the scoring. He later added a walk. The veteran outfielder has been a pleasant surprise for the Tribe this season, especially with Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall banged up.
Sep 6 - 12:00 AM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with two runs scored on Sunday as the Indians crushed the Tigers 11-1.

Jackson is now hitting .318/.380/.495. If you saw him putting up this kind of line after watching him flail away with the Mariners, Cubs and White Sox the past few years, you're probably lying. He's been tremendous.
Sep 3 - 4:50 PM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Indians topped the Royals on Friday.

Jackson delivered an RBI single during a two-run rally in the second inning that gave the Tribe an early lead. He also swiped a base, his second of the season, in the ballgame. He has proven to be a tremendous pickup for the Indians, slashing .314/.381/.489 with five homers and 27 RBI.
Aug 25 - 10:04 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Eric Haase
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Willi Castro
3Yu-Cheng Chang
4Eric Stamets
5Drew Maggi
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Greg Allen
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Yandy Diaz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Julian Merryweather
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Nick Goody
7Tyler Olson
8Craig Breslow
9Shawn Morimando
10Shawn Armstrong
11Jeff Beliveau
12Leonel Campos
13Evan Marshall
14Neil Ramirez