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Edwin Jackson | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Miami Marlins
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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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

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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

Edwin Jackson had a miserable afternoon on Tuesday, surrendering eight runs on nine hits in 1 2/3 innings against the Athletics in Cactus League play.

Jackson was supposed to start for the Cubs in this one, but arrived to the park late after Google Maps routed him to the Athletics former spring training home at Phoenix Municipal Stadium rather than their new dwelling of Hohokam Park in Mesa. Seven of the nine hits he allowed came consecutively in a six-run third inning. He's attempting to make the Cubs as a long reliever, though his 7.59 ERA isn't inspiring any confidence.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 09:18:00 PM

Edwin Jackson was charged with three runs -- two earned -- over four frames against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The right-hander gave up four hits, walked one and struck out three, also adding an RBI double at the plate. Jackson has been decent in his last two outings after a rough first start, but he's still almost surely slated for long relief.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:42:00 PM

Edwin Jackson held the Brewers scoreless over three innings in Saturday's start.

Jackson was roughed up against the Padres in his Cactus League debut on Monday, so this was a nice bounce-back effort. The right-hander limited the Brewers to one hit and two walks while striking out two. Jackson and Travis Wood are vying for the No. 5 spot in the Cubs' starting rotation. Should Jackson emerge victorious, he'll have to improve on last season's ugly 6.33 ERA.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 07:51:00 PM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Carter Capps
10Nefi Ogando
11Nick Wittgren