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Edwin Jackson | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Padres signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a minor league contract.
Jackson was released by the Marlins earlier this month. The Cubs, who Jackson played for in 2015, are still paying most of his salary with the Padres picking up only a prorated portion of it once he reaches the major leagues. The Padres will be Jackson's 11th team in 14 seasons. The journeyman will likely be used as a long reliever if he gets called up. He'll report to Triple-A El Paso for now. Jun 16 - 6:13 PM

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Marlins released RHP Edwin Jackson.

He was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Jackson had a productive year for the Braves and Cubs last season (3.07 ERA in 47 relief appearances) but never got much going in his brief stint with Miami (5.91 ERA in eight games). The 32-year-old has pitched for 10 teams over 14 major league seasons.
Jun 2 - 10:14 PM

Marlins designated RHP Edwin Jackson for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Mike Dunn on the active roster. Jackson gets the boot after giving over six runs over his last two appearances.
May 31 - 3:05 PM

Marlins activated RHP Edwin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.

Jackson has missed the last month with a strained triceps. He'll return to a middle relief role.
May 20 - 3:16 PM

Marlins placed RHP Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a right triceps strain.

Nick Wittgren will take his spot in the Marlins' bullpen. Jackson had allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings over his first four appearances this season. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
Apr 19 - 3:21 PM

Edwin Jackson was tagged for five runs and eight hits in two innings Monday against the Nationals.

Jackson is on a major league deal, so he's being penciled into the Marlins' bullpen to begin the year. Still, that doesn't mean he can struggle all spring and still expect to have a roster spot. He allowed eight of the nine hits Marlins pitchers gave up in the game.
Mar 7 - 4:29 PM

Edwin Jackson still sees himself as a starting pitcher.

Jackson pitched exclusively out of the bullpen last year with the Cubs and Braves but that wasn't by choice. "I still look at myself as a starter," said Jackson. "There’s still something I want to prove to myself, not to anyone else." Jackson will compete with left-handers Adam Conley and Justin Nicolino for the last spot in Miami's starting rotation this spring.
Source: Miami Herald
Feb 27 - 7:13 PM

Marlins signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a one-year contract.

Jackson is still being paid by the Cubs, so the Marlins were able to sign him at the major league minimum. The veteran right-hander had some good results after a move to the bullpen last season, posting a 3.07 ERA and 40/21 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. He'll presumably continue to pitch in that capacity with Miami.
Jan 13 - 10:07 AM

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Marlins have agreed to a one-year, $507,500 contract with Edwin Jackson.

The 32-year-old hurler transitioned to the bullpen in 2015, posting a 3.07 ERA in 55 2/3 innings with the Braves and Cubs. As a low-cost signing, he makes for a nice addition to the Marlins bullpen.
Jan 9 - 1:52 PM's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are closing in on a contract agreement with Edwin Jackson.

Jackson made the full transition into a reliever last season and posted a decent 3.07 ERA in 55 2/3 innings between the Cubs and Braves. Control is still an issue, though, and this is likely to be a one-year deal with the Miami. Jackson, 32, had a brutal 6.33 ERA in 140 2/3 innings for the Cubs in 2014.
Jan 4 - 2:47 PM

Braves signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a one-year contract.

Jackson was a massive bust after signing a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs and was released last month. Chicago ate the roughly $15 million that they still owed him and the Braves are responsible only for a prorate portion of the veteran minimum. He'll pitch out of Atlanta's bullpen.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Cubs released RHP Edwin Jackson.

It was a formality after he was designated for assignment earlier this month. The Cubs had to eat roughly $15 million that they still owed to Jackson, but he should receive interest elsewhere now that he can be had at the veteran minimum.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Edwin Jackson for assignment.

In the third year of a four-year, $52 million contract, it has come to this. The 31-year-old right-hander has actually done a decent job out of the Cubs bullpen this season, registering a 3.19 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 23/12 K/BB ratio over 31 innings, but his ERA overall as a member of the Cubs is 5.37. He is now off their 40-man roster. There could be teams interested in giving him an opportunity to start again.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 09:00:00 PM

Edwin Jackson got the start against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing only an unearned run on two hits in his lone inning of work.

The veteran right-hander struck out two and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced Friday that Jackson had lost out in his bid for a rotation spot and that he'll enter the season as the team's long reliever, stripping him of any negligible fantasy value outside of NL-only formats.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 01:04:00 AM

Edwin Jackson threw the ball well on Sunday against the Royals, racking up 4 2/3 scoreless frames.

The right-hander yielded just one hit and one walk while punching out three batters. Jackson has allowed 15 runs in 15 1/3 innings this spring, but six of them are unearned. The Cubs are hoping Jackson's turnaround has come just in time for the start of the regular season. He's still battling Travis Wood for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 07:16:00 PM

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