Jackson signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday, MLB.com reports. Jackson has bounced around a lot already in 2017, having spent time in the Marlins and Mariners organizations along with a stint in independent ball with the Sugar Land Skeeters. The Nationals present an intriguing landing spot for the well-traveled infielder with Trea Turner (wrist) set to miss extended time, but unless further injuries strike the Washington infield, Jackson will function as little more than organizational depth.
Jackson was released from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto reports. The 29-year-old second baseman had slashed a pedestrian .222/.300/.267 over 50 plate appearances in 14 games with the Rainiers. Jackson's extensive minor-league career dates back to 2010, with the extent of his major-league experience limited to 22 games across three combined stints with the Cardinals and Angels.
Jackson signed a minor league deal with the Marlins that includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Jackson has spent the vast majority of his career in the minor leagues. He split his most recent campaign between the Angels' and Phillies' Triple-A affiliates, where he batted .248/.350/.286 in 343 plate appearances. He doesn't figure to make much of an impact with the Marlins.
The Angels acquired Jackson from the Phillies on Friday, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reports. The Angels were in need of shortstop depth in the minors with Gregorio Petit seeing regular action with the big club and two other shortstops -- Andrelton Simmons and Cliff Pennington -- on the disabled list, so they decided to pick up Jackson in exchange for cash. Jackson has 42 MLB games under his belt, but he will report to Triple-A Salt Lake and will likely need another injury to occur to see action with the Angels at any point soon.
The Phillies assigned Jackson to minor league camp Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Jackson hit .265 (9-for-34) with one home run in 17 games this spring. He'll give the Phillies some infield depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.