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Austin Jackson | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with a triple on Tuesday.
The triple was Jackson's sixth of the season. Since being traded to the Mariners at the deadline, Jackson's struggled mightily, as his numbers have dropped in the slash categories (.272/.332/.398 with the Tigers, just .239/.293/.283 with the Mariners). It's never a good sign when you're slugging less than your OBP. Hopefully this triple is able to get him going. Aug 27 - 1:14 AM

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Austin Jackson reached twice and stole two bases Tuesday in the win over the Phillies.

Jackson stole second and third off A.J. Burnett in the first for his first two-steal game since April 2013. He hasn't done much hitting since being traded to Seattle, but at least he is 4-for-5 stealing bases in 17 games. He was 9-for-13 in 100 games as a Tiger.
Aug 19 - 10:50 PM

Austin Jackson drove in all four of the Mariners' runs on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with four RBI a 4-2 win over the White Sox.

Jackson delivered a three-run double in the second inning and added an RBI single in the seventh. He'd driven in just one run in his first eight games as a member of the Mariners. He's taken well to his new team, going 10-for-36 (.278) atop the Mariners lineup.
Aug 10 - 10:45 PM

Mariners acquired OF Austin Jackson from the Rays via the Tigers for SS Nick Franklin in Thursday's three-team trade that sent David Price to Detroit.

We mocked Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik earlier in the day for attempting to patch huge outfield holes with Chris Denorfia, but Trader Jack got the last laugh. For a year now, he refused to sell low on Franklin, whom the organization had clearly soured on. His patience paid off today, when Tampa Bay had Jackson in the Price package but nowhere to put him with Desmond Jennings manning center field. James Jones and Dustin Ackley project to flank Jackson in Seattle's outfield for now, with Endy Chavez, Stefen Romero, Corey Hart and Denorfia coming off the bench. Jackson is suffering through a down year (.270/.330/.397), but we aren't concerned about him long-term.
Jul 31 - 6:34 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Tigers dropped the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Jackson got the Tigers on the board with an RBI single in the fifth inning, but they failed to generate much offense against Corey Kluber the remainder of the ballgame. He's hitting .322 (19-for-59) since moving to the leadoff spot in the Tigers lineup on July 1.
Jul 19 - 4:22 PM

Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.

Jackson got the Tigers offense started quickly, leading the game off with a double and quickly coming around to score on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler. He appears to be much more comfortable at the plate since moving back to his customary leadoff spot in the order. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .251/.314/.368 with three homers and 24 RBI on the season.
Jul 11 - 11:21 PM

Austin Jackson doubled, tripled and scored a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Batting from the leadoff spot for the eighth time in the last 10 games, Jackson tripled and scored in the first before doubling and scoring in the eighth. The move up to the leadoff spot would obviously be nice for his fantasy value, but he's likely to move back down in the order when Victor Martinez (side) returns.
Jul 9 - 4:02 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus clarified Saturday that Austin Jackson has no injury to report, he's just resting for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

Jackson was in the team's initial lineup, but scratched from the revised version, leading some to speculate that there may be an injury afoot. With as hot as J.D. Martinez has been, the Tigers other outfielders have had to give up some at-bats in order to keep Martinez in the lineup on a daily basis.
Jun 28 - 2:45 PM

Austin Jackson was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Astros.

No word yet on the reasoning behind the change, but Jackson was in the team's initial lineup. Rajai Davis will start in center field in his absence.
Jun 28 - 2:08 PM

Austin Jackson swatted a two-run homer on Friday, helping to lead the Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Rangers.

The victory snaps a season-high four game losing streak for the Tigers. Jackson's two-run blast came off Scott Baker in the second inning, tying the game at 2-2. He finished the night 2-for-4, raising his season slash to .260/.331/.420 to go along with three homers and 15 RBI.
May 23 - 9:56 PM

Austin Jackson had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Twins, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Jackson also swiped his fifth base of the season in the contest. He's off to a terrific start with the bat, slashing .305/.379/.476 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI.
May 9 - 10:52 PM

Austin Jackson is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest for the outfielder. Don Kelly is taking Jackson's spot in center field.
May 7 - 3:37 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in a losing effort against the Twins in Minnesota on Saturday.

The 27-year-old outfielder has taken very well to hitting fifth in the Tigers lineup this season, hitting .314/.381/.543 with two homers, nine RBI and a pair of stolen bases in his first 20 games.
Apr 26 - 7:17 PM

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

He's presumably getting the day off. Rajai Davis will make the start in center field and bat leadoff while the recently-recalled J.D. Martinez will start in left.
Apr 22 - 2:32 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced his starting lineup for Monday's opener against the Royals, with Austin Jackson occupying the fifth spot in the order.

The speedy outfielder demolished the baseball in Grapefruit League play, slashing .429/.458/.696 with a pair of homers and 14 RBI. He's been the Tigers primary leadoff hitter during his four years with the team, but should see more RBI chances in his new role. The rest of the Tigers lineup behind Justin Verlander on Monday looks like: Ian Kinsler 2B, Torii Hunter RF, Miguel Cabrera 1B, Victor Martinez DH, Austin Jackson CF, Alex Avila C, Nick Castellanos 3B, Alex Gonzalez SS and Rajai Davis LF.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 30 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3James Jones
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
2Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Chris Young
4Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone