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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 27 - 4:56 PM

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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.
Jul 19 - 9:00 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.
Apr 4 - 1:04 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.
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

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