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Austin Jackson | Outfielder | #10

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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The White Sox have ruled Austin Jackson (knee) out for the season.
Jackson was always a long shot to return after undergoing knee surgery in June. He'll close out his 2016 campaign with a .254 average and no homers over 54 appearances. Jackson will hit free agency this winter and has probably played his final game for the White Sox. Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:44:00 PM
Source: CSN Chicago

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Thursday that Austin Jackson (knee) is still several weeks away from a potential return.

The veteran outfielder underwent surgery in early June to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee. It's a long and slow recovery process, so expecting him to return and make any sort of fantasy impact before the end of August looks to be a longshot.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 07:08:00 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday that Austin Jackson (knee) will begin non-impact activity soon.

Hahn also cautioned that it's going to be a "slow return." Jackson underwent surgery in early June to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. There were rumors earlier this month about the White Sox potentially trading for a center fielder to help this year, but they are no longer looking for short-term additions.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 05:41:00 PM

The White Sox still don't have a definitive timeline on Austin Jackson's return from right knee surgery.

Jackson underwent surgery about a month ago and could go for a follow-up MRI in the next 48 hours. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday that the White Sox were "checking into possible trades" for a center fielder and they could ramp up those efforts depending on what they hear in the next couple of days.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 06:31:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox are "checking into possible trades" for a center fielder.

The search is based on the uncertainty surrounding Austin Jackson, who had right knee surgery about a month ago. The original timetable called for him to miss a minimum of six weeks, and we're basically at the five-week mark now. Jackson, 29, was batting just .254/.318/.343 in 203 plate appearances before tearing his right medial meniscus. They might want an upgrade even if they get good news.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Austin Jackson (knee) will undergo surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in the right knee.

Jackson is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, but GM Rick Hahn would not commit to a timetable, making that six-week mark more of a minimum estimate than anything else. While his .254/.318/.343 triple-slash would appear to be relatively easy to replace, J.B. Schuck, Tyler Saladino and Jason Coats (the three players in line to receive the most at-bats off the injury) don't exactly make for a three-headed monster.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 05:17:00 PM

White Sox placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Jackson had been dealing with a bout of turf toe at the end of May and early June, but this injury is separate from that. As of this posting, there is no timetable for his return. Prior to the injury, the 29-year-old outfielder was hitting .254/.318/.343 with no home runs and 18 RBI across 203 at-bats. J.B. Schuck, Tyler Saladino and Jason Coats (whom the White Sox called up on Friday) figure to split at-bats in the outfield as the Sox try to make up for Jackson's absence.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Austin Jackson (turf toe) is back in the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Jackson hasn't appeared in a game since May 29 because of turf toe. He is starting in center field and batting second Tuesday versus Nationals right-hander Joe Ross.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Austin Jackson (turf toe) remains out Wednesday.

Jackson was forced to leave Sunday's series finale against the Royals after a turf toe flareup and he hasn't played since. J.B. Shuck is in center field and batting sixth on Wednesday afternoon against the Mets.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Austin Jackson (turf toe) is out of the White Sox starting lineup Monday against the Mets.

J.B. Shuck will start in center field and bat fifth in the Memorial Day game versus Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he's hoping A-Jax will be able to avoid the disabled list. He'll get treatment for the turf toe on Monday.
Mon, May 30, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Austin Jackson was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Royals due to turf toe.

As the White Sox bullpen was imploding once again on Sunday, Jackson pulled himself from the game due to the issue. While it doesn't sound like anything that will require a trip to the disabled list, he could be held out of the lineup for a day or two.
Sun, May 29, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Austin Jackson came through with a sacrifice fly in the second inning on Friday which wound up being his club's only offense in a loss to the Royals.

Jackson also singled, finishing the night 1-for-2. As a team, they were only able to muster six total hits, all singles, against Dillon Gee and company. Jackson has had a rough go of it at the plate this season, hitting just .223/.288/.309 with no home runs and 14 RBI.
Fri, May 20, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Twins.

Jackson brought in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning, scoring runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Jackson has taken over as the team's primary starter in center field but is in the lineup largely for his defense, as he's hitting just .222/.287/.323 on the year.
Sat, May 7, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Austin Jackson went 0-for-3 from the ninth spot in the White Sox lineup on Wednesday.

Jackson hit .293 and stole 27 bases as a 23-year-old rookie in 2010. He hit .300 with 16 homers at age 25 in 2012. Now, though, even if he isn't completely hopeless as a major league regular, he's about as useless for fantasy purposes as a starting outfielder can be. One-sixth of the way through 2016, he has no homers and one steal in 88 at-bats. He's batting .216. He'll almost certainly get better, but it will probably continue to leave him irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Wed, May 4, 2016 11:23:00 PM

Austin Jackson is hitting .184/.205/.211 in 38 at-bats after going hitless in Monday's loss.

It's anyone's guess whether the White Sox would be better off if Adam LaRoche had stuck around, but his replacements certainly aren't doing much. Avisail Garcia, who has been doing most of the DHing with Jackson pushing Adam Eaton to right, is hitting .171/.261/.341 in 41 at-bats. The White Sox will stay patient with Jackson, but they do have alternatives (not great alternatives, but alternatives nonetheless) if Garcia continues to struggle.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 12:12:00 AM