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Edwin Jackson | Relief Pitcher | #40

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Edwin Jackson was charged with seven runs – three earned – over five innings of work and served up three homers in Tuesday’s loss to the Brewers.
A throwing error by Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth inning helped open the door to four runs, which makes Jackson’s ERA look not quite as bad but certainly doesn’t change the fact that he didn’t pitch well. He did hold his own in his first outing with the Nationals and might get another start, but they’ll boot him from the rotation as soon as they fine a replacement. Jul 25 - 11:04 PM

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Edwin Jackson did not disappoint in his return to the Nationals on Tuesday, allowing just two runs and three hits over seven innings in a win over the Angels.

Jackson was shaky in three relief appearances for the Orioles earlier this season, but the veteran did a good job filling in for Joe Ross (elbow) in this one. Despite the quality start on Tuesday night at Anaheim, Jackson probably won't be worth using in most fantasy leagues down the stretch.
Jul 19 - 5:14 AM

Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Edwin Jackson from Triple-A Syracuse.

Jackson was lit up over three appearances earlier this season with the Orioles, but he posted a 0.44 ERA over 20 1/3 innings after catching on with the Nats on a minor league deal. He'll start Tuesday against the Angels and can obviously be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Jul 18 - 2:29 PM

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Edwin Jackson will be called up to start Tuesday in place of Joe Ross (elbow).

Jackson has an August 1 opt-out on his minor league contract, so the Nationals will give him a look rather than risk losing him. The 33-year-old has posted a 0.44 ERA over 20 1/3 innings at Triple-A Syracuse, but he was rocked in three appearances earlier this season with the Orioles. Jackson could stick around for additional starts if he pitches well, but the leash will obviously be short.
Jul 16 - 12:44 PM

Nationals signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Jackson was released by the Orioles earlier this week after allowing seven runs -- four earned -- over five innings (three appearances) out of the Baltimore bullpen. He'll now function as long-relief depth for Washington.
Jun 16 - 1:51 PM

Orioles released RHP Edwin Jackson.

Jackson was designated for assignment by Baltimore on Sunday and elected to become a free agent after passing through waivers unclaimed. The veteran right-hander gave up seven runs -- four earned -- over five innings of relief with the O's.
Jun 13 - 4:35 PM

Orioles designated RHP Edwin Jackson for assignment.

The O's chose to add Jackson to their roster to prevent him from opting out of his minor league contract even though he hadn't pitched well at Triple-A Norfolk. The veteran righty lasted less than a week with the big club, giving up seven runs -- four earned -- over three appearances. It's possible we've seen the last of the 33-year-old in the big leagues.
Jun 11 - 10:57 AM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Edwin Jackson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Jackson had registered a 3.10 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 17/10 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings (one start, 11 relief appearances) this season at Norfolk. The veteran right-hander will presumably work in long relief for the Orioles, his 12th different major league team.
Jun 7 - 3:37 PM

Edwin Jackson will be promoted to the Orioles' active major league roster on Wednesday.

Jackson earned the callup with a 3.10 ERA in 20 1/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk, though his peripheral numbers weren't as shiny and he's doubtful to carry any fantasy relevance, no matter the role. Baltimore will be the 33-year-old right-hander's 12th major league franchise.
Jun 7 - 1:09 AM

Edwin Jackson can opt out of his minor league contract with the Orioles on Monday.

But it sounds like he might be added to the Orioles' active roster as a multi-inning reliever. Baltimore cleared out a 40-man roster spot Sunday by outrighting Paul Fry, and the major league bullpen could use some length. Jackson, 33, owns a 3.10 ERA in 20 1/3 innings this season with Triple-A Norfolk and he's made three straight scoreless appearances spanning 5 2/3 frames. Look for something official soon.
Jun 5 - 9:35 AM

Orioles signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a minor league contract.

Per Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, Jackson's deal will include a June 1 opt-out clause. Assuming he passes his physical, he will report to extended spring training on Thursday. The veteran right-hander split his 2016 season between the Marlins and Padres. He struggled on the whole, posting a 5.89 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 61/41 K/BB ratio in 84 innings. With the Orioles, he will serve as organizational depth, but could see major league time as the season progresses. Even if he does work his way into the mix with the O's, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Apr 5 - 8:59 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports that the Blue Jays have had "preliminary talks" regarding Edwin Jackson.

The Blue Jays are looking to pad out their starting rotation depth and are reportedly deep in negotiations with Mat Latos, but Jackson is another potential option on that front. Both pitchers are looking to rebound in 2017. Splitting time between the Marlins and Padres this past season, the veteran right-hander Jackson struggled to the tune of a 5.89 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 61/41 K/BB ratio across 84 innings.
Feb 15 - 6:48 PM

Edwin Jackson was tagged for five runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Jackson turned in some nice outings for the Padres, but the end result was still a 5.89 ERA in 13 starts. He'll have to settle for a minor league contract as a free agent this winter.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:01:00 AM

Edwin Jackson beat the Giants on Friday after allowing two runs in six innings.

The Giants struggled to get to Jackson even though he walked five batters. It was a carbon copy of Jackson's first start for the Padres on July 17, when he allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in defeating the Giants. He walked five in that one, too. Jackson is 5-5 with a 5.75 ERA in 12 starts for the Padres.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:03:00 AM

Edwin Jackson was obliterated by the Rockies on Saturday, coughing up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss at Coors Field.

He served up three gopherballs and a run-scoring triple among 10 total hits. It got ugly fast in this one. Nolan Arenado and Tom Murphy both hit two-run homers in the first inning. Murphy took him deep again in the fifth -- this time for a three-run bomb. Jackson's ERA leaps from a bad 5.32 to an awful 6.00 after the beatdown. He will face the Giants and Diamondbacks in his last two starts of the season -- and those could be the last starts of his 14 year career.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:36:00 PM

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