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Edwin Jackson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 4 - 1:04 AM

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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.
Mar 29 - 7:16 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.
Mar 24 - 9:18 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.
Mar 19 - 11:42 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.
Mar 14 - 7:51 PM

Edwin Jackson, in his Cactus League debut, gave up four unearned runs in two innings in a loss to the Padres on Monday.

Three of the runs came on a Will Middlebrooks three-run home run. Jackson gave up four hits overall, walked none, and struck out one. The outing doesn't hurt his spring ERA any, but it will be noted as he competes against Travis Wood for the final spot in the Cubs' rotation. Jackson finished 2014 with a 6.33 ERA in 140 2/3 innings.
Mar 9 - 7:33 PM

Edwin Jackson has been demoted back to the bullpen.

Jackson gave up five runs in just 2/3 of an inning Friday against the Dodgers, so the Cubs are abandoning the experiment. He has a 6.38 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 139 2/3 total innings this season for the Cubs.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Edwin Jackson’s return to the Cubs’ rotation was brief, as he allowed five runs over just two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Dodgers.

Jackson surrendered four hits – including a home run – while walking one and not recording a strikeout. The righty was actually sporting good velocity, but he obviously threw a bunch of hittable pitches and the Dodgers had no issues squaring him up. Jackson and his 6.38 ERA will likely get another start next week, but obviously fantasy owners don’t need to go anywhere near him.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 06:06:00 PM

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

Jackson will rejoin the Cubs' rotation on Friday against the Dodgers after missing the last month with a strained right lat. He holds a 6.09 ERA on the season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:14:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:19:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:03:00 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.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 01:55:00 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.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 12:36:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:05:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood