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Luke Jackson | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Braves recalled RHP Luke Jackson from Triple-A Gwinnett.
He'll take the place of the injured Eric O'Flaherty in the Braves' bullpen. He has appeared in three games already for the Braves this season, registering a 6.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 1/0 K/BB ratio in three innings of work. He'll function in middle relief. May 20 - 1:15 PM

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Braves optioned RHP Luke Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Jackson had allowed two runs on four hits through three innings this season out of the Braves' bullpen. The 25-year-old right-hander will probably be up and down all summer.
Apr 20 - 3:23 PM

Braves recalled RHP Luke Jackson from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Jackson, who was acquired from the Rangers in December, allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings for Gwinnett. He had a 9.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP in four innings this spring. He throws hard and he could develop into a quality reliever at some point, but we doubt that time is now.
Apr 14 - 4:10 PM

Braves acquired RHP Luke Jackson from the Rangers for RHP Tyrell Jenkins and LHP Brady Feigl.

Jackson has thrown 18 major-league innings over the past two seasons with an 8.50 ERA. The 25-year-old reliever throws hard and racked up lots of strikeouts in the minor leagues but struggled with his control. The Braves are likely to use him as a middle reliever if he makes the team at all. His high strikeout rate gives him the potential to move into a higher leverage role if he can limit the walks.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Luke Jackson to Triple-A Round Rock.

Jackson holds a 10.80 ERA over eight relief appearances with the big club this season. Michael Roth has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Luke Jackson from Triple-A Round Rock.

Jackson earns the call to the majors with Derek Holland heading to the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. In his previous 7 2/3 innings with the Rangers this season, the 24-year-old Jackson surrendered six earned runs on 11 hits across 7 2/3 innings. He doesn't make for any sort of interesting fantasy option.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Luke Jackson to Triple-A Round Rock.

Jackson has allowed six earned runs on 11 hits in 7 2/3 innings this season at the major league level. The young right-hander will likely be up and down all year.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Luke Jackson from Triple-A Round Rock.

Jackson, 24, has compiled a 3.68 ERA and 19/10 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He'll operate in middle relief.
Mon, May 16, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Luke Jackson off the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Jackson is recovered from the stress reaction in his lower back, but there's no place for him right now in the Texas bullpen. The 24-year-old right-hander has already been pitching in games for Round Rock.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Luke Jackson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a stress reaction in his lower back.

Jackson has been battling the injury for a month. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Luke Jackson (back) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back on March 2. It seems unlikely that Jackson will be ready for Opening Day, although he probably wasn't going to head north with the big club regardless.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 11:31:00 AM

Luke Jackson will miss two weeks after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back.

It is an old injury that has resurfaced. Jackson was expected to compete for a spot in the Rangers' bullpen this spring after posting a 4.34 ERA with 79 strikeouts over 66 1/3 innings last season, but this is obviously a setback on that end.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Luke Jackson is scheduled to see Dr. Drew Dossett next week to have his back evaluated.

The Rangers would like an opinion from the renowned doctor sooner, but he's currently at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis looking at draft prospects. The Rangers have said that they don't believe the issue is serious, but the fact that he's having an additional evaluation is somewhat worrisome. Jackson is in camp competing for a spot in the Rangers bullpen.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Luke Jackson (back) is being further evaluated to determine if there's a more significant issue.

"I think we are inclined to confirm that it's not something more major than he believes it is," Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "We just want to evaluate." For his part, Jackson told the club the soreness in his lower back is normal for this time of year. Jackson had a pedestrian 4.34 ERA but struck out 79 over 66 1/3 innings in the minors last season and is vying for a job in the Rangers' bullpen this spring.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Luke Jackson is currently limited to flat-ground throwing due to lower back soreness.

It doesn't sound like a big deal, as Jackson is hoping to get back on a mound in a few days. The young right-hander is a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 05:20:00 PM

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