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Ryan Jackson | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals acquired INF Ryan Jackson from the Dodgers for cash considerations.
Jackson was claimed off waivers from the Padres earlier this month, but now he's on the move again. The 26-year-old infielder was limited to just 11 games in the minors this season due to a right wrist injury which required surgery. He'll hope for better luck on the health front in 2015. Nov 26 - 3:12 PM

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Dodgers designated INF Ryan Jackson for assignment.

Jackson was the low-man on LA's 40-man roster totem pole, which is a bad place to be when the club inevitably decides to make an MLB transaction. Decide the Dodgers did on Monday, trading for Juan Nicasio. Jackson, 26, very well could receive waiver claims. He has, in fact, never passed through the waiver process untouched, getting claimed twice (and, separately, traded a different time). The former fifth-round pick of the Cardinals suffered through a rough 2014 campaign highlighted by a serious wrist injury that stole most of his season.
Nov 24 - 4:28 PM

Dodgers claimed INF Ryan Jackson off waivers from the Padres.

The former fifth-round pick of the Cardinals appeared in only 11 games this season in the Padres' minor league system due to a serious right wrist injury that required surgery. Jackson, 26, will function as organizational middle infield depth for the Dodgers.
Nov 3 - 6:52 PM

Padres purchased the contract of INF Ryan Jackson, placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right wrist strain.

Jackson is now on the 40-man roster, but he was ruled out for the season back in June following surgery on his wrist. The infielder should be fine for spring training.
Sep 2 - 7:09 PM

Ryan Jackson has undergone surgery on his right wrist.

Jackson is expected to be on the shelf until late August or early September. Given that he's no safe bet to be added to the big league roster late in the year, there's a chance it could wind up being a season-ender.
Jun 10 - 7:27 PM

Padres minor league infielder Ryan Jackson could need surgery on his right wrist.

Jackson's wrist has been bothering him since spring training and didn't show signs of improvement after a second opinion this week. Surgery could cost him most, if not all, of the season.
May 15 - 5:43 PM

Padres minor league infielder Ryan Jackson has been diagnosed with right wrist inflammation.

The wrist has been bothering him since spring training and he finally had to shut things down this week. No word yet on how long he'll be sidelined.
Apr 17 - 5:47 PM

Ryan Jackson will have his right wrist examined in San Diego this week.

The wrist apparently was bothering Jackson since the beginning of spring training, but he's only now brought it to anyone's attention. Jackson just barely missed out on an Opening Day roster spot, and now it appears he might be sidelined for a while.
Apr 15 - 9:14 PM

Padres optioned INF Ryan Jackson and OF Alex Castellanos to Triple-A El Paso; reassigned OF Alex Dickerson, RHPs Kevin Quackenbush and Blaine Boyer and LHP Tony Sipp to minor league camp.

The club has also informed Rule 5 pick Patrick Schuster that he will not make the team. Jackson, Castellanos and Sipp all entered camp with a shot at Opening Day roster spots, but they were ultimately unable to crack the big league squad.
Mar 24 - 7:05 PM

Ryan Jackson had a big night at the plate on Friday, plating three runs in leading the Padres to a 7-2 victory over the Mariners in Cactus League play.

Jackson finished the night 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The 25-year-old got the start at shortstop in this one, and is expected to function in a super utility role with the Padres should he crack the Opening Day roster.
Mar 22 - 1:31 AM

Ryan Jackson went 1-for-2 with a double and scored the Padres lone run in Friday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners.

Jackson's third inning double was the Padres lone extra-base hit in the contest, and one of only five overall. Acquired over the winter in a trade from the Astros, the 25-year-old is expected to parlay his bat and defensive versatility into a bench role with the Padres this season.
Feb 28 - 7:17 PM

Padres acquired INF Ryan Jackson from the Astros for OF Jesus Guzman.

Jackson was claimed off waivers earlier this winter from the Cardinals, so his stay in Houston was brief. The 25-year-old hit .278/.352/.346 with Triple-A Memphis this past season. He's able to play both middle infield spots and will contend for a bench role next spring.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 06:21:00 PM

Astros claimed INF Ryan Jackson off waivers from the Cardinals.

Jackson has appeared in 20 games with the Cardinals over the past two seasons and owns a .270/.330/.365 batting line in the minors. It's not a surprising destination for the 25-year-old given Jeff Luhnow's past with the Cardinals.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Ryan Jackson is starting at shortstop on Thursday night against Cincinnati left-hander Tony Cingrani.

Jackson, promoted on Tuesday, hit .278 with a .352 on-base percentage at Triple-A Memphis, but he mashed against southpaws, batting .331 with a .397 OBP. That skill is likely to get his name in the lineup over Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso with a lefty on the mound -- at least initially. A nice performance tonight would certainly help Jackson's argument.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Ryan Jackson could "definitely be in the mix," to draw starts at shortstop, according to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Jackson hit .278 with a .352 on-base percentage at Triple-A Memphis and was promoted when rosters expanded. St. Louis' current shortstop tandem, featuring Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso, isn't producing at the dish, which may provide an opening for Jackson, who isn't an elite defender like Kozma but would slot nicely into some sort of platoon. Jackson tortured Triple-A southpaws this season, batting .331 with a .397 OBP.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Yohan Pino
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson