Jackson signed a major-league contract with the Braves on Sunday. Jackson was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett just two days earlier after being designated for assignment June 13, but he'll be back in the Atlanta bullpen in time for the series finale. The right-hander will take the place of long man Luiz Gohara, who has struggled of late and was optioned to Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
The Braves outrighted Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. As was the case the first three times the Braves have designated Jackson for assignment over the past year, Jackson once again passed through waivers unclaimed by the other 29 clubs and will remain in the Atlanta organization. The right-hander has made four appearances out of the big-league bullpen this season, giving up three runs and striking out nine over 5.1 innings.
The Braves designated Jackson for assignment Wednesday. The transaction clears a spot on the active roster for Mike Soroka (shoulder), who was activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Mets. It's the fourth time in the last year that the Braves have DFA'd Jackson, with the right-hander going unclaimed off waivers the previous three times and remaining in the organization.
Jackson allowed one run on one hit and two walks over three innings Tuesday while striking out five to record his first career save in a 14-1 rout of the Padres. The score was "only" 8-0 when Jackson entered the game, so this was about as low leverage a situation as a pitcher can handle, but the 26-year-old still got the job done. He's got a 5.67 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 50:33 K:BB in 73 career big-league innings, however, and he'll likely return to Triple-A Gwinnett once the Braves need a fresh arm in their bullpen.
Jackson had his contract purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Jackson will take the roster spot of Julio Teheran (thumb), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding roster move. The 26-year-old allowed two runs in a pair of relief appearances (1.1 innings) for the Braves earlier in the season. He'll likely be limited to low-leverage work during his time with the big club.