Edwin Jackson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Edwin Jackson eyeing fifth slot in Miami Marlins’ rotation

    Miami Herald "Unable to afford another quality veteran pitcher to augment their rotation, the Marlins at least have some intriguing options internally: two promising young left-handers and a veteran who appears to have righted himself after two disastrous years with the Cubs. If Jarred Cosart pitches very..." February 28

  • Edwin Jackson nearing deal with the Marlins

    Hardball Talk "Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins “are closing in on a deal” with free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson and it’s expected to be a major-league contract. Jackson was a huge bust for the Cubs as an expensive free agent starter, but turned his career around somewhat in a relief role..." January 04

  • Braves Sign Edwin Jackson To Major League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have signed right-hander Edwin Jackson. The Legacy Agency client will receive a Major League contract." August 14

  • Cubs release Edwin Jackson, eat $15 million left on contract

    Hardball Talk "Edwin Jackson is officially a free agent, as the Cubs released the veteran right-hander after designating him for assignment last week. That means Chicago is on the hook for the remaining $15 million or so on Jackson’s four-year, $52 million contract and he’s now able to sign with any team for..." July 27

  • Cubs designate veteran Jackson for assignment, activate Soriano

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs will call up recently signed free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano while designating pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment, the team announced after its 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday evening. Jackson, 31, was 16-34 in two-plus years with the Cubs after signing a..." July 20

  • Google Maps led to Edwin Jackson arriving late to stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "Edwin Jackson was scheduled to start the Cubs’ game Tuesday afternoon against the A’s. Unfortunately, Jackson did not arrive to the stadium on time due to difficulty getting directions to Oakland’s spring training complex. The A’s now play their spring training games at Hohokam Park in Mesa,..." March 25

  • Cubs demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Edwin Jackson returned from the disabled list with a disastrous start Friday, failing to make it out of the first inning against the Dodgers, and now the Cubs have demoted him to the bullpen rather than give him one final start." September 23

  • Cubs could demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen midway through $52 million contract

    Hardball Talk "After signing a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs last offseason Edwin Jackson struggled last season and has now been a mess this year, giving him a combined 14-32 record and 5.47 ERA in 57 starts for Chicago. That includes leading the league in losses both seasons and leading the..." August 21

  • Edwin Jackson has something to prove with Cubs

    CSN Chicago "Edwin Jackson hoped Chicago would be something like home. As the son of a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, Jackson is used to moving around. The 30-year-old pitcher was born in Germany, finished high school in Georgia and got drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an outfielder in..." January 31

  • Jackson eager to rebound from 18-loss season

    Chicago Tribune "The mild discomfort Edwin Jackson felt in his lat muscle in his right arm didn't seem as serious as his desire to rebound from a historically lousy season. "I started off shaky and ended shaky" Jackson said Saturday after suffering his 18th loss in a 6-2 defeat to the Cardinals. "I know my..." September 29

  • Cubs' Jackson snaps personal losing streak with 9-1 victory over Reds

    Chicago Tribune "Cubs fans might not need to hurry to order Javier Baez jerseys in time for the start of the 2014 season. That's because general manager Jed Hoyer believes the Cubs' prized prospects could benefit from more seasoning in the minors despite producing one of the minor leagues' most impressive..." September 11

  • A Tale Of Two Halves For Cubs’ Jackson

    Cubbies Crib "For the first three months of 2013 the signing of Edwin Jackson looked to be a major issue for the Cubs moving forward. Then July came along. The right-hander who was signed to a four-year $52 million deal last offseason struggled mightily in the season’s first half pitching to an ERA of..." August 04

  • Jackson, Ransom help Cubs top Pirates 4-1

    Chicago Sun-Times "Sunday was Kids’ Day at Wrigley Field, with an army of tykes allowed on the field to scamper around the bases after the game. It might well have been Baseball Vagabond Day, as Edwin Jackson and Cody Ransom lifted the Cubs to a 4-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The result enabled the..." June 10

  • Sveum backs Jackson after he falls to 1-8

    Chicago Tribune "Dale Sveum has become a glass-half-full manager. Perhaps that perspective comes after losing 101 games last season. The Cubs manager watched underachieving starter Edwin Jackson (1-8, 6.29 ERA) give up seven runs (five earned) on 12 hits in 52/3 innings during Sunday's 8-4 loss to the..." June 03

  • Cubs' Jackson stays even-keeled despite ragged start

    Chicago Tribune "On his return to U.S. Cellular Field, well-traveled Cubs starter Edwin Jackson was asked when he was last booed facing a former team on the road. "I don't remember, honestly," he replied. "When you go out there, you hear stuff, but my short-term memory, I really don't remember. I've been on so..." May 29

  • Manager: Edwin Jackson is in no danger of losing rotation spot

    Chicago Tribune "Edwin Jackson doesn’t have to worry about being dropped from the Cubs’ rotation. “No, we’re going to stick with him,” manager Dale Sveum said. “It’s a long season. There’s still another 20-plus starts here to fix this and get it going.” Jackson is 1-7 with a 6.11 ERA. He signed a four-year..." May 25

  • Listless offense spoils Jackson's debut

    Chicago Tribune "Before the wind chill dipped into the mid-20s Wednesday night at PNC Park, Cubs manager Dale Sveum was asked what he tells his players about hitting in cold weather. "Punt," he replied. The Cubs took Sveum's advice, going three-and-out for much of the night in a 3-0 loss to the Pirates,..." April 04

  • No bad rep behind Jackson's travels

    Chicago Tribune "After years of searching, Edwin Jackson finally has found a home. With a four-year, $52 million deal under his belt, Jackson knows where he’ll be for a while, after bouncing from team to team during the first 10 years of his career. “I know I’ve been moving around, but I don’t have a bad rap..." February 27

  • Edwin Jackson will be in the middle of it all for Cubs

    CSN Chicago "You can see Edwin Jackson bouncing up and down in the mosh pit. He’s yelling, pointing at the Cubs and being restrained by Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr. The full-scale brawl nearly erupted after Lendy Castillo threw inside and almost hit Bryce Harper. The Cubs had a Rule 5 pick on the..." February 13