Braves pitcher Edwin Jackson (3-3) earned the victory on Saturday, completing one inning of hitless relief and striking out a batter in a 2-1 victory over the Phillies. Jackson turned in his second consecutive scoreless effort after surrendering runs in three consecutive appearances prior. He also faced the minimum number of batters for the second outing in September, and posted a strikeout for the third consecutive contest. The veteran reliever has turned in generally solid work overall for both the Cubs and Braves in 2015, and his current 1.24 WHIP metric is a nice improvement from his career 1.45 figure in that category.
The Braves have announced the signing of veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson to a major league contract, which runs through the remainder of the season. He will work out of the bullpen. The 31-year-old Jackson has served as a reliever this year for the first time since 2006. He was released by the Cubs on July 27 after compiling a 3.19 ERA and allowing five runs in his last two appearances.
The Cubs parted ways with pitcher Edwin Jackson on Monday, reports the Chicago Tribune. Jackson was recently designated for assignment after posting a 3.19 ERA over 31 innings this season.
The Cubs recalled pitcher Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa, the team announced on Sunday. The Cubs signed Soriano as a free agent on June 9. He threw five scoreless innings at Double-A and two scoreless at Triple-A before getting called up to the majors. To make room, the Cubs designated pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances with the team.
Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson worked three scoreless innings of relief on Friday, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out two. Jackson finished the game after starter Kyle Hendricks was only able to go five-plus innings in the 7-2 loss to the Twins. Jackson has flourished in his role as a middle-reliever for the Cubs. The veteran now sports a 2.52 ERA this season, as he has given up a total of two earned runs over his last 10 appearances.