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Edwin Jackson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edwin Jackson (lat) is scheduled to return to the Cubs' starting rotation on Friday.
Jackson has been out for almost four weeks with a right lat strain. He's 6-14 this season with a 6.09 ERA and is a bad fantasy option Friday versus the Dodgers. Sep 16 - 5:19 PM

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The Cubs are hopeful that Edwin Jackson (lat) will make it back for one more start this season.

The Cubs are already using six starters, but they apparently are anticipating Jackson's return before the end of the year and would also like to find a start for Eric Jokisch. Jackson has missed the last three and a half weeks with a right lat strain. He owns an ugly 6.09 ERA this season.
Sep 14 - 9:03 AM

Cubs placed RHP Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

Jackson was hammered for seven earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Giants, dropping him to 6-14 on the year with a 6.09 ERA. He is owed $22 million over the next two seasons. This is a mess.
Aug 21 - 1:55 PM

Edwin Jackson was shelled for seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday as the Cubs lost to the Giants.

It was ugly. E-Jax gave up eight hits, including a home run to Andrew Susac. At 6-14 with a 6.09 ERA, there's zero reason to keep Jackson in the rotation over somebody like Dan Straily. Chicago's $11 million annual investment is doing nothing more than improving their draft position, at this point.
Aug 21 - 12:36 AM

Edwin Jackson surrendered five runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Brewers.

Jackson is 6-13 with a 5.74 ERA. It's probably time to bury him in the pen and give Dan Straily a long look in the rotation, but the Cubs aren't ready to go that route yet (Straily is coming up to start Saturday, but the team said he'll be one and done). They'd likely handle him differently if they weren't paying him $11 million per year through 2016.
Aug 14 - 6:05 PM

Edwin Jackson allowed two runs over six innings in a win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. Jackson scattered seven hits, including a home run, while striking out six in the outing. The win was his first since June 20, improving to 6-11 on the year. Even with beating one of the best teams in the National League, Jackson owns a 5.66 ERA and can't be relied upon for fantasy purposes. An interleague meeting with the Rays is on tap for Saturday.
Aug 3 - 9:28 PM

Edwin Jackson does not have any lingering effects after leaving Thursday's start with cramping in his right hand.

He'll be fine for his next scheduled outing on Tuesday against the Rockies. Jackson has posted an ugly 5.68 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 21 starts this season.
Jul 25 - 1:57 PM

Edwin Jackson left Thursday's start against the Padres in the sixth inning with cramping in his right hand.

Jackson allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk before leaving and was already at 87 pitches, so he wasn't going to be in for much longer, anyway. He should be fine for his next outing.
Jul 24 - 10:37 PM

Edwin Jackson left Thursday's start against the Padres in the sixth inning with an apparent injury.

Jackson allowed the first two batters to reach in the sixth before exiting the field with the Cubs' trainer. An update on his condition should be available shortly. He allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk before leaving.
Jul 24 - 10:20 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs are "trying to trade" Edwin Jackson.

It won't be easy, as Jackson has posted a 5.22 ERA over 51 starts for the Cubs and is due about $26 million through the 2016 season. However, the right-hander is durable and has flashed upside in the past, so it's possible the Cubs might find a taker as long as they're willing to eat most of the contract. The Yankees have been mentioned as possible suitors of Jackson, though that might change now that they've acquired Chris Capuano.
Jul 24 - 7:12 PM

According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Yankees could be interested in acquiring Edwin Jackson.

While Jackson is still owed roughly $26 million through the end of the 2016 season, the Yankees are desperate for rotation help and could certainly use another arm that's capable of eating innings. He owns a 5.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 100/49 K/BB ratio over 110 2/3 innings on the year.
Jul 19 - 9:39 AM

Edwin Jackson was shelled for nine earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday as the Cubs lost to the Braves.

E-Jax was dreadful, yielding seven hits -- including three home runs -- while walking four Atlanta hitters. He's now by far the highest-paid player on the Cubs and simply hasn't lived up to his $11 million salary, now with a 5.64 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
Jul 12 - 7:16 PM

Edwin Jackson got a no-decision, allowing one run over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Jackson was actually quite lucky to only give up the one run, as he allowed six hits and walked four while only striking out three. The Cubs weren't able to give him any run support in his quest for his sixth win. Jackson did get his ERA under 5.00, though, as it's now at 4.99 along with a 1.53 WHIP and an 88/43 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Reds on the road in his next start.
Jul 1 - 11:09 PM

Edwin Jackson fell to 5-8, allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Jackson held the Reds to one run over his first five innings, but he relented in the sixth, allowing a walk, a single, and two doubles in a three-run inning. Overall, Jackson yielded six hits while walking four and striking out two. The inconsistent right-hander will take the hill in next week's road start against the Red Sox with a 5.22 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and an 85/39 K/BB ratio.
Jun 25 - 11:03 PM

Edwin Jackson allowed three runs in five innings Friday in a win over the Pirates.

His only mistake was a three-run homer to Jordy Mercer in the fifth inning. Jackson struck out eight and walked two en route to improving to 5-7 on the year. He'll bring a 5.12 ERA into a start against the Reds next week at home and remains an inconsistent option in fantasy leagues.
Jun 20 - 7:16 PM

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PosRoleName
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2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup