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April 17, 2020 08:08 PM
Austin Jackson: Open to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson would consider offers to return to the field in 2020, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

Jackson couldn't find work in 2019, but he's still just 33 years old, so he could have something left in the tank. If he gets a contract this year, it will almost certainly be a minor-league one, as he hit just .245/.299/.326 while striking out 35.5 percent of the time in 116 games for the Giants and Mets back in 2018.

September 21, 2018 04:08 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Out of lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is not starting Friday in Washington.

Jackson finds himself on the bench for the third time in four games. Brandon Nimmo will take his spot in center field, with Jay Bruce in right.

September 20, 2018 04:01 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: On bench for series opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Jackson has started seven of the last eight games in center field, going just 3-for-27 with a 12:0 K:BB over that stretch, albeit two of his hits went for extra bases. The Mets will go with Dominic Smith, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto from left to right in their outfield Thursday.

September 18, 2018 04:00 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Jackson is hitting just .143/.176/.245 with 17 strikeouts through 14 games this month, so he'll head to the bench Tuesday to hit the reset button. In his absence, the Mets will deploy Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Jay Bruce in their outfield from left to right.

September 12, 2018 04:16 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Out for first game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is not in the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.

Jackson was on the bench Saturday and Sunday but returned to the lineup for the next two games. Dominic Smith starts at first base Wednesday, pushing Jay Bruce to right field and Brandon Nimmo over to Jackson's spot in center field.

September 8, 2018 03:32 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

Jackson sits for the second straight game after starting 24 of 25 contests. The rebuilding Mets have little reason to give at-bats to a veteran hitting just .266/.322/.343, so they'll instead give Dominic Smith a start in left field, pushing Brandon Nimmo to center.

September 7, 2018 03:52 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies.

Jackson sits after starting 24 of the last 25 games. He hit just .233/.275/.282 over that stretch. Brandon Nimmo will slide over to center field, with Jay Bruce starting in right.

September 2, 2018 03:16 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Still seeing everyday at-bats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Giants, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

There was some thought that Jackson's role might decline when Jay Bruce was reinstated from the disabled list Aug. 24, but it's instead been Wilmer Flores who has been most adversely affected. With Bruce settling into regular duty at first base and Jose Bautista having recently been traded to the Phillies, it looks like Jackson could have a clear path to outfield reps the rest of the season. Jackson will draw his seventh consecutive start in the series finale.

August 25, 2018 04:12 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is out of the lineup versus the Nationals on Saturday.

Jackson will head to the bench for a breather following 14 straight starts, during which he's hit .242/.277/.323 with a pair of RBI and 20 strikeouts. With the return of Jay Bruce (hip) from the DL, Jackson will likely see his playing time decrease moving forward.

August 17, 2018 11:20 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Notches multi-hit day vs. Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia.

Jackson cut the deficit to two in the eighth inning on an RBI single to left field, but the Mets would end up taking the loss. He's been heating up at the plate recently, as he's pieced together a modest four-game hitting streak, going 9-for-20 with four extra-base hits and one RBI over that span. Jackson is hitting .292 with two homers and 23 RBI through 79 games in 2018.

August 6, 2018 11:52 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Records three-hit performance vs. Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 6-4 win over Cincinnati.

Jackson pushed the lead to three in the first inning on a single to left field. He's recorded a base knock in each of his previous three games, going 6-for-10 with three RBI, a home run and a walk over that span. Jackson is slashing .269/.335/.349 with a .684 OPS through 68 tilts this season.

August 6, 2018 11:20 AM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Pops second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

After struggling to a .604 OPS with zero homers in 59 games as a Giant, Jackson's bat has snapped to life since joining the Mets. He now boasts a .364/.440/.636 slash line with two home runs and a steal in eight games in his new uniform, and while the 31-year-old should soon fall back to earth, he figures to see regular playing time until he does.

August 5, 2018 12:20 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Seeing ample opportunities with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will start in center field and bat sixth Sunday against the Braves.

Jackson will be included in the starting nine for the sixth time in seven games after producing a trio of two-hit performances during that stretch. The Mets have facilitated room in the lineup for Jackson of late by moving Jose Bautista to third base, though that will no longer be a regular option now that Todd Frazier is off the disabled list. As a result, Jackson and Bautista may soon have to battle one another for playing time in the outfield alongside entrenched starters Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto.

July 29, 2018 11:36 AM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Makes first start with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will start in center field and bat sixth in the order Sunday against the Pirates.

Jackson signed with the Mets on Friday, and struck out in a pinch-hit appearance in his team debut. He'll get the starting nod in center field Sunday, filling in for the injured Michael Conforto (thumb). Keep expectations regarding both playing time and production relatively low for Jackson, who had just a .604 OPS across 59 games with the Giants before he was traded to Texas (and ultimately let go).

July 27, 2018 06:13 PM
Mets' Austin Jackson: Signs with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson agreed to a major-league contract with the Mets on Friday, Jon Heyman of Fancred reports.

With Yoenis Cespedes (heels) out for the year and Jay Bruce (hip) on the DL, Jackson will provide some needed depth to the Mets outfield. In 59 games with the Giants this year, Jackson slashed .242/.309/.295 with 13 RBI, eight extra-base hits and two stolen bases. After being traded to the Rangers in early July, he was designated for assignment and subsequently released. Though Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo are locked into a pair of the outfield positions, Jackson should receive some playing time in center field.

July 14, 2018 06:20 PM
Austin Jackson: Let go Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was released by the Rangers on Saturday.

Jackson will look to latch on elsewhere after he was designated for assignment Wednesday. He never truly reported to Texas after being traded by the Giants on Sunday, as Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Jackson to hold off on reporting to the team due to a lack of potential playing time for the 31-year-old outfielder. Over 59 games in the big leagues this season, Jackson hit .242 with eight extra-base hits and 13 RBI.

July 11, 2018 03:12 PM
Rangers' Austin Jackson: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was designated for assignment by Texas on Wednesday.

Jackson was recently acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Giants as the latter club looked to shed some salary. Since Jackson was told to hold off on reporting to Texas by Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, it was apparent that the organization didn't see much playing time in the cards for the 31-year-old outfielder. He will now be subjected to waivers and could wind up with another organization in the coming days.

July 10, 2018 11:12 AM
Rangers' Austin Jackson: Told to hold off reporting to Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was told by Rangers general manager Jon Daniels to hold off on reporting to the team after being acquired in a trade Sunday, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Daniels said the Rangers are "evaluating our options" with Jackson, who was sent to Texas along with reliever Cory Gearrin and minor-league right-hander Jason Bahr from San Francisco. Under MLB's labor agreement, Jackson has 72 hours to join his new team. The general manager spoke with Jackson and told him there would not be much playing time for the 31-year-old outfielder. Taking on Jackson's salary was part of the price for the Rangers to acquire their primary motivation for the deal, Bahr, who they feel is an undervalued prospect.

July 8, 2018 02:24 PM
Rangers' Austin Jackson: Traded to Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was acquired by the Rangers as a part of a three-player trade with the Giants, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Jackson, Cory Gearrin and minor-leaguer Jason Bahr will head to the Rangers with the Giants receiving a player to be named later or cash. The Giants offloading Jackson and his contract made sense given the emergence of Gorkys Hernandez and their general outfield depth, as Jackson has made only one start since June 15. Jackson likely slides into a role as the Rangers' fourth outfielder, with Joey Gallo, Delino DeShields Jr. and Nomar Mazara currently slotted in as the starters.

May 22, 2018 10:00 AM
Giants' Austin Jackson: Collects two hits Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson batted seventh and went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Rockies.

After beginning the season as the Giants' starting center fielder, Jackson has fallen into a platoon role behind a combination of Gregor Blanco, Gorkys Hernandez and occassionally Brandon Belt. His struggles at the plate have even led to the veteran dropping from first to seventh in the order when he does start against southpaws. The 31-year-old is posting career-worst marks in terms of strikeouts (35.4 percent) and isolated power (.053), and a career-high .406 BABIP indicates that he may be over-performing with a mediocre .248 batting average. With Mac Williamson (concussion) nearing a return, Jackson's status with the club may be reduced even further if he doesn't turn things around quickly.

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