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Edwin Jackson | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals reassigned RHP Edwin Jackson, LHP Tim Collins, INF Chris Dominguez, C Spencer Kieboom, LHP Tommy Milone, OF Moises Sierra and RHP Christopher Smith to minor league camp.
Jackson had a shot at the fifth spot in the Nationals' rotation but A.J. Cole is expected to take the spot, at least out of the gate. The 34-year-old could be one of the first pitchers up if the Nats have a need, assuming he accepts the assignment. Mar 24 - 4:55 PM

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Edwin Jackson struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Wednesday against the Marlins.

Jackson pitched two innings his first time out before being limited to an inning today. If he doesn't go longer next time out, it should be taken as a sign that he's not going to be a factor in the competition for the fifth spot in the Nationals' rotation. He was re-signed as insurance anyway.
Feb 28 - 4:29 PM

Nationals re-signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll get $1.5 million if he makes the team. Jackson surprised with some nice starts for the Nationals in the second half, but he still finished up with a 5.07 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP in 76 innings. He'll be a fallback option at the back of the rotation.
Jan 11 - 4:32 PM

Edwin Jackson allowed two runs, striking out seven, over six innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Jackson gave up four hits and walked two over his six innings, and more importantly, he didn't allow a homer for the first time in his last seven outings. He didn't get the win for his efforts, leaving him at 5-6 with a 5.07 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 76 innings this season. The final numbers aren't pretty, but a rough September marred an otherwise decent year for the 34-year-old mercenary. He certainly saved the Nationals at points this year, and may have earned himself a gig with a team, either in Washington or otherwise, in 2018.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Edwin Jackson surrendered six runs in 4 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Jackson gave up just one run through the first four innings before the Mets came charging back in the fifth. The veteran right-hander gave up eight hits on the night, including a pair of homers to Travis d’Arnaud. He has allowed 18 runs (with seven homers) in 10 1/3 innings over his last three starts and shouldn’t be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:32:00 PM

Edwin Jackson was obliterated in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering seven runs on six hits in his 2 1/3 innings of work.

Jackson walked two and struck out two in the abbreviated outing. The Dodgers jumped on him early in this one, with Justin Turner launching a solo homer in the first inning. Yasiel Puig added a solo shot in the second and Corey Seager followed shortly after with a three-run blast. Jackson will look to get back on track when he brings a 4.96 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into Friday's start against the Mets in New York.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 10:18:00 PM

Edwin Jackson was touched up for five runs in 3 1/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

He served up solo taters to Rhys Hoskins and Maikel Franco in the second inning, then ran into a wall in the fourth when he gave up three runs on three singles and two walks. The last run scored when a reliever walked in one of Jackson's runners. The veteran journeyman has been quite solid since joining the Nationals back in mid-July, although this was his second clunker in a row. He pitched three games for the Orioles in June. For the season he is 5-5 with a 4.14 ERA in 63 innings.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Edwin Jackson surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Brewers.

Jackson served up homers to Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana in the second and fourth and the veteran right-hander got little help from the Washington offense in the Nationals' eventual 7-2 loss. Jackson stands 5-4 on the year with a 3.77 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. He's lined up to face the Phillies at home next.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:07:00 PM

Edwin Jackson was charged with three runs -- two earned -- over six-plus innings in Tuesday’s 8-3 win over the Marlins.

Jackson was wild with four walks (although one of them was intentional), but he managed to put together another strong outing. He now has four straight quality starts and six in eight tries since arriving with the Nationals. The soon-to-be 34-year-old has obviously given the Nats more than they ever could’ve hoped for. He’ll try to keep it going Sunday in Milwaukee.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Edwin Jackson pitched six innings of two-run ball Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Jackson has returned from oblivion to post a 2.93 ERA in seven starts for the Nationals. He hadn't even been an average big-league starter since 2012, when he went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA for the Nationals and earned himself the ill-fated four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:22:00 PM

Edwin Jackson surrendered one run on eight hits over seven innings in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Jackson has been surprisingly reliable in six starts this season, having allowed two or fewer runs in five of them. In Thursday's contest, the well-traveled veteran kept the scoreboard clean outside of a third-inning RBI single by Jose Pirela. He struck out four and walked one over his seven innings of work. Jackson will bring a sharp 2.92 ERA and 1.11 WHIP as a National into a road outing against the Astros next time he toes the rubber.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:18:00 AM

Edwin Jackson gave up just one run in six innings to earn a 3-1 win over the Giants on Saturday.

He struck out five batters, walked one and surrendered five base hits, including a solo home run by second baseman Joe Panik in the first inning. Jackson was released by the Orioles after making three relief appearances early in the season. He signed with the Nationals, spent time in the minor leagues and is now back in the majors having success as a starter with one of the best teams in baseball. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.86 ERA in 35 innings total. His next start will come in a tasty matchup on the road versus the Padres on Thursday.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 02:02:00 AM

Friday's game between the Giants and Nationals was postponed due to rain.

No word yet on a date to reschedule. It's also unclear if Friday's scheduled starters will get pushed back to work on Saturday or if their respective clubs will simply skip them this turn through the rotation.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 09:44:00 PM

Edwin Jackson yielded four earned runs over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

Jackson struck out eight batters and issued zero walks, but the Cubs got to him for six hits -- three of the extra-base variety. The veteran right-hander stands 2-2 on the season with a 4.34 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 22/9 K/BB ratio in four starts and three relief appearances covering 29 innings. He's lined up to face the Giants at home next.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Edwin Jackson turned back the clock on Sunday, punching out six over seven innings of one-run ball in a dominant victory over the Rockies.

Jackson scattered four hits and a pair of walks on the night. The only damage against him came on an RBI single from Gerardo Parra in the fifth inning. The veteran right-hander has actually pitched well since joining the Nationals' rotation and will carry a 3.75 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into his next start against the Marlins.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 10:18:00 PM

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