Jackson earned a win in his first start as a Padre Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) with four strikeouts and five walks across 6.1 innings. Jackson allowed just one hit Sunday, but it happened to come on a three-run homer in the seventh inning after he allowed a runner to reach via his own throwing error, which was followed by a walk. The high number of free passes was a bit concerning, but Jackson actually still threw 58 percent of his pitches for strikes, and his shakiness could be partially attributed to having gone nearly two months since his last Major League start. With the Padres in need of pitching and still rumored to be shopping some of their starters, Jackson is likely to remain in the rotation as long as he can continue to grind out results.
Jackson has been officially recalled to make Sunday's start against the Giants. Jackson didn't fare particularly well at Triple-A El Paso, allowing 10 earned runs over 12.2 innings in three starts with the affiliate, but the Padres are in desperate need of another starter. The 32-year-old will give it a go Sunday against a strong Giants lineup, but there's nothing to suggest he will pitch well enough to gain fantasy relevance moving forward.
Jackson will be called up to start Sunday against the Giants. Manager Andy Green made it official, tabbing Edwin Jackson as the temporary replacement for Drew Pomeranz in the San Diego rotation. Paul Clemens is expected to join the rotation eventually but apparently the Padres don't think he's ready quite yet. Jackson has struggled in a starting role in the minors this season (7.11 ERA, 9:6 K:BB at Triple-A), and he had an ERA well north of 6.00 as a starter at the major league level in 2014. The Giants figure to a popular stack for those playing in daily games.
Padres GM A.J. Preller cited Jackson and Paul Clemens as options for their rotation following the Drew Pomeranz trade. That rotation vacancy could get first filled as early as Sunday. Jackson doesn't inspire much confidence, even if he lands in Petco. Since signing with the Padres, he's started three games at Triple-A El Paso, posting a 7.11 ERA over 12.2 innings.
Jackson was signed by the Padres on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Jackson was granted his unconditional release by the Marlins on June 6 after appearing in eight games for the club. During 10.2 innings of work in 2016, he gave up seven earned runs and 13 hits while striking out seven and allowing opposing batters to hit .317 off him. Jackson will provide organizational depth for the Padres but will need to regain his form in order to be a useful acquisition at the major league level.