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Luke Jackson | Relief Pitcher | #77

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
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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. Jul 3 - 11:41 AM

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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.
Jun 22 - 5:01 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.
Jun 9 - 1:43 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.
May 16 - 6:13 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.
Apr 13 - 4:01 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.
Apr 3 - 12:16 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.
Mar 20 - 11:31 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.
Mar 2 - 10:33 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.
Feb 27 - 11:10 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.
Feb 25 - 7:19 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.
Feb 22 - 5:20 PM

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

Jackson was up with the big club last month but didn't make an appearance. The 24-year-old will be used in long relief.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:29:00 AM

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

Jackson was up in the majors for five days but didn't make an appearance. The 23-year-old righty reliever has posted underwhelming numbers this season in Triple-A.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:38:00 PM

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

Jackson, a supplemental first-round pick from 2010, has mostly pitched out of the bullpen this season while putting up a 4.05 ERA with 71 strikeouts and 30 walks over 60 innings. The Rangers will likely ease the 23-year-old into the mix in lower leverage situations.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:54:00 PM

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

Jackson put up some promising numbers in Double-A last season, but he struggled with a promotion to Triple-A by putting up an ugly 10.35 ERA and 43/28 K/BB ratio in 40 innings across 10 starts and one relief appearance. Still, he's just 23 and remains one of the Rangers' top pitching prospects. He'll hope to take a step forward during his second stint in Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 12:05:00 PM

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