Jackson cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers on Wednesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Jackson cracked the Opening Day roster after being selected in the Rule 5 draft and went 0-for-3 with one walk before being designated for assignment by the Orioles. The 25-year-old slashed .251/.356/.447 with 15 home runs at Double-A Tulsa in 2018.
Jackson was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday.
Jackson made the team as a utility player after being taken in the Rule 5 draft, but he's received just four plate appearances so far this season. He'll be offered back to the Dodgers if he clears waivers. The move makes room for the newly-signed Dan Straily.
Jackson will start in center field and hit seventh Saturday against the Yankees, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
A Rule 5 pick, Jackson earned his place on the Opening Day roster on the strength of a strong spring training and through his abilities to play multiple infield and outfield spots. While he's tentatively serving as a super-utility option for the Orioles, only Jonathan Villar and Trey Mancini are probably guaranteed regular spots in the lineup. That presents multiple paths to an everyday gig for Jackson, should he perform well enough in his initial opportunities to warrant an elevated role.
Jackson's chances of making the Opening Day roster increased after the Orioles released Alcides Escobar on Wednesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Jackson will have to remain on the big-league roster all season as a Rule 5 pick. He's battling fellow Rule 5 pick Richie Martin (who was picked first overall in that draft) for the starting job at short, but Escobar's release means there's now room for both to make the team.
Jackson will spend time in center field this spring, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
As a Rule 5 pick, Jackson will have to find a way to be useful or else he'll need to be offered back to the Dodgers. The Orioles have another Rule 5 shortstop in camp in Richie Martin, so Jackson could be facing an uphill battle. A player who can competently cover the middle infield and center field is a useful option on the bench, though, so if Jackson looks good in center, his odds of sticking with the team would certainly improve.
The Phillies traded Jackson to Baltimore on Thursday in exchange for international bonus pool money, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Prior to be acquired by the Orioles, Jackson was selected with the 11th pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft by Philadelphia. He spent the past year within the Dodgers' system at the Double-A level, hitting .251 with an .803 OPS, in addition to 15 home runs, 46 RBI and 22 stolen bases. He will provide a little extra middle infield depth for the Orioles, which the club desperately needs, so it shouldn't come as a significant surprise if the 25-year-old finds his way onto the Opening Day roster.
Jackson was selected by the Phillies with the 11th pick of the Rule 5 draft.
Jackson has been on the dynasty-league radar for several years due to his plus speed, but it has become apparent in recent years that his hit tool is lacking. He hit .251/.356/.447 with 15 home runs and 22 in steals in 410 plate appearances with the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate, but was in his age-24/25 season, so those numbers don't carry much weight. It will be a challenge for Jackson to make the Phillies' roster out of camp, so he may be returned to the Dodgers.
Jackson tweaked his back Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Jackson, who hurt his back in a rundown, is only expected to be out for a few days. The 24-year-old infielder reached Double-A Tulsa last season, hitting .234/.346/.324 over 29 games.
Jackson (undisclosed) did not register an at-bat, but made a defensive appearance during Saturday's 5-3 win over High-A Lake Elsinore.
Jackson was placed on the 7-day DL with an undisclosed injury on May 31 but was able to return to live action Saturday. The young shortstop is slashing a solid .242/.375/.424 over his first 160 plate appearances this season with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Jackson was placed on the 7-day DL at High-A Rancho Cucamonga with an undisclosed injury.
He has been sidelined since May 23 with the ailment, and had cooled off prior to landing on the DL. His batting average had dropped from .267 to .242 in the nine games prior to his injury. On the season he has five home runs and six steals (on 11 attempts) in 37 games after hitting six home runs with 16 steals (on 24 attempts) in 124 games at the same level last season.
Jackson is off to a strong start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, hitting .281/.397/.509 as the Quakes' leadoff hitter and shortstop.
Jackson led off Sunday's game with a homer, and teammate Will Smith made it back-to-backs. At 23, he's old for the level after arriving from the Mariners' organization, so he might be in line for a quick promotion to Double-A.
Jackson and pitcher Aneurys Zabala were traded to the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for Chase De Jong.
Jackson is considered one of the better prospects in Seattle's system. He exploded onto the scene in 2015 with short-season Everett, boasting a .358 average and stealing 47 bases over a 59-game span. The 23-year-old's .414 BABIP signaled a regression was due, and he didn't exactly find his footing at High-A last season, batting just .258/.332/.345. Still, his ability to make contact and reach base consistently in combination with his speed makes him somewhat interesting in really deep dynasty leagues.
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