Jackson is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. With a .360 average since the All-Star break, Jackson should continue to maintain at least a semi-regular role in the Indians' outfield, but he'll cede his spot in the lineup to Brandon Guyer. It will mark Jackson's first time on the bench in six games.
Jackson is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins. Jackson retreats to the bench for the second straight game as Brandon Guyer picks up another start in left. With Thursday marking a twin bill between Cleveland and Minnesota, Jackson is a solid candidate to be inserted into the starting lineup for the night game. Since returning from the DL (quad) on July 25, the outfielder is hitting .356/.406/.542 with two home runs -- both occurring in his last two appearances -- and nine RBI.
Jackson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Brandon Guyer will enter the starting nine in place of Jackson, who still looks to be the favored option in left field while the Indians await Michael Brantley's (ankle) return from the disabled list. Jackson has homered in both of his last two starts to boost his OPS to .949 over 59 at-bats since he was activated from the DL in late July following a bout with a quadriceps injury.
Jackson went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, his second in as many games, during Tuesday's win in Minnesota. The veteran outfielder had three blasts in his first 153 at-bats of 2017, but he now has two over his last eight at-bats. Jackson has reached base safely in 14 of his last 16 games and now owns the AL's sixth-best OBP at .391.
Jackson is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox. After going 2-for-4 with a solo home run out of the two hole in Sunday's series finale with the Rays, Jackson will give way to Abraham Almonte in left field for the make-up game with Boston. Jackson still looks on track to see most of the starts in left field while Michael Brantley (ankle) remains without a firm timetable for a return, but he could end up settling into a reserve role more frequently in the near future with outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) in the midst of a minor-league rehab assignment.
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