Austin Jackson

#27 CF / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Cubs OF Austin Jackson will start Saturday vs. Cardinals

      Outfielder Austin Jackson is in the lineup for Game 2 of the Cubs' NLDS matchup with the Cardinals. Jackson will get the start Saturday with the Cubs employing a lineup heavy on right-handed hitters against Cardinals southpaw Jaime Garcia. Jackson will man left field and hit sixth Saturday afternoon.

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      Cubs CF Dexter Fowler catching a break against Reds

      Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is out of the lineup Wednesday in Cincinnati. It appears to be just a typical day off for Fowler as his team gears up for the playoffs. Austin Jackson will take over in the outfield and hit second in the lineup with Kyle Schwarber getting the chance to lead off for only the second time in his short career.

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      Cubs' Kyle Schwarber not starting Game 2 of DH vs. Pirates

      Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Pirates. The 22-year-old will give way to Austin Jackson in left field after an 0-for-4, two-strikeout showing in Game 1. All three of Schwarber's hits since his Sept. 8 return from a rib injury have left the yard (3-for-21).

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Cubs land CF Austin Jackson in trade with Mariners

      The Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson in a deal with the Mariners. Seattle will received a player to be named later, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Jackson has had a decent season with the Mariners, slashing .272/.312/.387 with eight homers and 38 RBI in 107 games. He will provide solid outfield depth for the Cubs, who are currently without Jorge Soler. The Mariners, meanwhile, will likely roll with a combination of Brad Miller, Franklin Gutierrez and Ketel Marte in center field for the bulk of what's left in 2015. Jackson had been in the starting lineup for the Mariners' game against the Astros on Monday. It is not yet known when Jackson is expected to report to the Cubs, who open up a three-game series at home with the Reds on Monday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mariners' Austin Jackson homers, drives in three in loss Saturday

      Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson joined in on the run-scoring frenzy that was Saturday's contest against the Red Sox. Jackson went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBI, as the Mariners lost by a score of 22-10. Jackson connected on his seventh home run of the season--a two-run shot in the eighth inning to cut Boston's lead to 19-4. The home run was Jackson's first since the end of July, but he is batting .286 (12 for 42) with four doubles and six RBI over his past 10 games.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Mariners OF Austin Jackson homers in defeat

      Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson hit his sixth home run of the season, but it wasn't enough as the team dropped a 9-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday. Jackson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to break out of a 5-for-30 slump. He now has 25 RBIs on the season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mariners CF Austin Jackson ready to roll on Saturday

      Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson has returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Angels. Jackson hasn't played since leaving Wednesday's game with back spasms. But it appears as if he's good to go, as he is back in the lead-off spot in the order on Saturday.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Mariners CF Austin Jackson likely out for entire weekend series

      Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson likely will not play this weekened against the Angels, leaving his return to the lineup until after the All-Star break, per The News Tribune. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said he's open to playing Jackson this weekend, but only if Jackson is able to perform to his best capacity. "If he tells me (Saturday) that he's feeling great," McClendon said, "I'll play him. But he's got to be playing great." Back spasms forced Jackson to leave Wednesday's game and he has not played since.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mariners CF Austin Jackson sits again Friday with back spasms

      Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will miss his second consecutive game on Friday due to back spasms. Jackson had to leave Wednesday's game in the fourth inning with the back issue, and he has not played since. He is hopeful to be able to play this weekend prior to the All-Star break, but the Mariners have not provided an update on his status and availability. Dustin Ackley will replace him in center field and bat ninth on Friday.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Mariners CF Autin Jackson out Thursday, DL stint unlikely

      Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will not play on Thursday against the Angels after back spasms forced him out of Wednesday's game, per Jackson, though, is unlikely to land on the disabled list and manager Lloyd McClendon said he hopes he can play on Friday.

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