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Ryan Jackson | Shortstop

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Cardinals recalled INF Ryan Jackson from Triple-A Memphis.

Jackson made the Opening Day roster as a backup middle infielder, but he lasted only a week before being sent back to the farm. Jackson, who slashed .278/.352/.346 at Memphis, will return to a utility role.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Cardinals optioned INF Ryan Jackson to Triple-A Memphis.

Jackson made the Opening Day roster as a backup middle infielder, but is no longer needed with David Freese ready to return from the disabled list. He should be back with the Cardinals at some point this season.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Ryan Jackson from Triple-A Memphis.

Jackson will provide middle infield depth for now, but is expected to head to the minors once David Freese (back) is ready to return from the disabled list. He may only be with the big club for about a week.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Ryan Jackson will be on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster.

Jackson will hold down a roster spot until David Freese (back) is ready to return from the disabled list. The 24-year-old figures to function as a backup middle infielder during his brief stay with the team and doesn't offer any fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:33:00 AM

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