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Braves' Luke Jackson: Gets Tommy John surgery
Atlanta announced Wednesday that Jackson underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.
Tommy John surgery always appeared to be the likely outcome for Jackson after an MRI earlier this month revealed that he was dealing with UCL damage in his right elbow. Now that the procedure has been completed, Jackson will be sidelined for the entire 2022 season, and his recovery will likely extend into the early portion of the 2023 campaign as well.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Lands on 60-day IL with torn UCL
Jackson (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday with a torn UCL.
Atlanta reported Saturday that an MRI showed damage to Jackson's UCL, but the extent of that damage was previously unclear. The right-hander may require Tommy John surgery, which would likely sideline him until the summer of 2023.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Dealing with UCL damage
Jackson (forearm) recently underwent an MRI that revealed damage to his UCL.
Jackson dealt with forearm tightness this week and was initially labeled as day-to-day, but it appears as though he'll be forced to miss significant time. UCL damage can often lead to Tommy John surgery, and the right-hander is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation process to determine his recovery process. It's possible that he'll be unavailable for most or all of the 2022 campaign following his diagnosis.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Uncertain for Opening Day
Jackson (forearm) completed a 10-pitch bullpen session Thursday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The side session marks a step forward for Jackson after he missed a week of workouts at the start of camp due to forearm tightness, but manager Brian Snitker is still characterizing the right-hander as "day-to-day" as Opening Day nears. Atlanta hasn't yet ruled Jackson out from avoiding a trip to the injured list to begin the season, but he'll presumably need to advance to facing hitters within the next few days to have a shot at breaking camp as a member of the big club's bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Dealing with forearm tightness
Jackson is day-to-day with forearm tightness, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Forearm tightness can sometimes be the first sign of a very serious injury, though the fact that Jackson is merely considered day-to-day may suggest that this isn't one of those cases. While he's resumed throwing, the issue has so far prevented him from pitching in a Grapefruit League game, so it's possible he'll be forced to open the season on the injured list even if his forearm tightness proves to be relatively minor.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Back with Atlanta
Atlanta activated Jackson from the paternity list Sunday.
Jackson rejoins Atlanta's bullpen after going on paternity leave Thursday. The righty has impressed with a 1.50 ERA and 18:5 K:BB in his last 12 innings and could potentially pitch in some save situations if closer Will Smith continues to struggle.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Goes on paternity list
Atlanta placed Jackson on the paternity list Thursday.
The team will replace Jackson in the bullpen with Chris Martin (elbow), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Jackson will be away from Atlanta for 1-to-3 days to spend time with his newborn child, and he should rejoin the team at some point during its 10-game West Coast road trip that kicks off Friday.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Captures second win
Jackson (2-2) struck out three in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win Tuesday versus Washington.
The right-hander was able to limit the damage after Tyler Matzek allowed Washington to tie the game at 5-5 in the seventh inning. Jackson then became the pitcher of record as Atlanta retook the lead on an Ozzie Albies home run. Through 14.2 innings since the start of August, Jackson has given up two runs on nine hits and six walks while striking out 21. He's been excellent with a 2.05 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 59:25 K:BB through 52.2 innings overall while adding 24 holds as a setup man to closer Will Smith.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Strong campaign continues
Jackson gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning during Thursday's win over the Phillies.
The right-hander has rebounded in strong fashion from an awful 2020 season. Through 41 appearances and 35 innings this year, Jackson has posted a 2.06 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 36:16 K:BB with a win and 12 holds. He's not likely to work his way back into the closer mix, but the 29-year-old has become a reliable setup man in front of Will Smith.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Nabs sixth hold
Jackson gave up a hit and struck out one without allowing an earned run in two-thirds of an inning Sunday, recording his sixth hold of the season in a win over the Marlins.
He did allow two inherited runners to score after entering the game with two on and one out in the seventh inning, but they went on A.J. Minter's ledger. Jackson extended his scoreless streak to 12 appearances and 10.1 innings with the effort, and on the year he boasts a 1.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 22:11 K:BB over 24.1 frames.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Stuck with loss Wednesday
Jackson (1-1) took the loss Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit while striking out one in the seventh inning as Atlanta fell 4-1 to the Blue Jays.
Entering the game with the score tied 1-1, Jackson's first pitch was launched over the center-field fence by Teoscar Hernandez. The right-hander has a strong 1.93 ERA through 14 innings to begin the season, but his 12:8 K:BB indicates he's been more lucky than good.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Picks up second hold
Jackson gave up a run on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning Friday but still recorded his second hold of the season in a win over the Diamondbacks.
Entering the game to protect a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning, Jackson put the first two runners aboard but would have escaped without any damage if the Atlanta defense had been able to turn a double play on an Eduardo Escobar grounder to Freddie Freeman. Instead it went as a fielder's choice, and Jackson got the hook after a Josh Rojas double. The run was the first the right-hander has given up this season, and he sports a 1.29 ERA through seven innings, albeit with a less appealing 6:7 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Ticketed for middle relief
Jackson appears set to begin the season in the Atlanta bullpen, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has 18 saves and nine holds in 2019, but he was out of the high-leverage mix last year and likely won't regain a prominent spot in 2021. Jackson posted a solid 3.52 ERA and 7:3 K:BB over 7.2 innings this spring and should work primarily in middle relief.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Reaches deal with Atlanta
Jackson signed a one-year, $1.9 million deal to avoid arbitration with the Braves on Wednesday.
The right-hander recorded 18 saves and nine holds with a 3.84 ERA during 2019, but he struggled last season with a 6.84 ERA. Jackson wasn't included on Atlanta's playoff roster, but the team is apparently willing to give him a chance to rebound in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Denied spot on wild-card roster
The Braves excluded Jackson from their roster for their wild-card series with the Reds that began Wednesday.
Jackson was on the Braves' active roster throughout the regular season, but his poor finish to the campaign likely cost him a spot in the team's bullpen for the playoffs. Over his last five outings, Jackson gave up 13 runs on 18 hits and five walks over 10.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Picks up rare win
Jackson (2-0) allowed two runs on three hits while striking out five across four innings Wednesday as he earned the win over the Marlins.
Jackson had to enter the game to begin the second inning after Max Fried (ankle) was forced out of the game as a precautionary measure after tweaking his ankle while fielding a bunted ball in the first. The 29-year-old had a clean outing aside from his effort in the fourth when he allowed two runs to score. Jackson's dependability has taken a tumble in 2020 as the right-hander has a 5.33 ERA and 20:12 K:BB in 25.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Luke Jackson: Picks up relief win
Jackson (1-0) pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits to earn the win in Saturday's extra-inning contest versus the Mets.
Jackson entered a tied game in the ninth inning and managed to keep it that way. He gave up a pair of singles to start the 10th inning, but only Jeff McNeil scored on a Dominic Smith sacrifice fly. Jackson had 18 saves and nine holds with a 3.84 ERA and 106 strikeouts across 72.2 innings last year, but he's a setup man at best in 2020.... See More ... See Less
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