Edwin Jackson
German baseball player
Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. During his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, Jackson has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals. Jackson was an All-Star in 2009 and threw a no-hitter on June 25, 2010.
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Go ahead, President Trump, fix Chicago
Chicago Times - 3 months
Now that we will have a new president who said he'd stop Chicago's violence in a week, why not remind him that he will now have the opportunity to do just that? Talk is cheap. Let's see how he'll answer the challenge. — Edwina Jackson, Chicago
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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 8
ABC News - 4 months
Here are the most significant NFL players who got banged up in Week 8: Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Ware suffered a concussion Sunday and did not return to the game. With Jamaal Charles out, Ware assumed the Chiefs' workhorse role. With Ware?also banged up, Kansas City's running back corps is getting very thin. Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs: Smith took a big hit from Colts LB Edwin Jackson on the Chiefs' opening drive of the game. Smith went into the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion and was cleared to return not long thereafter. Early in the second half, Smith's head bounced off the turf, and after staying down on the field for a while, he was taken back into the locker room and ruled out for the remainder of the game. Nick Foles replaced him in the lineup. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, Arizona...
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Jackson Strikes Out 11, Pitches Padres Over Red Sox
NYTimes - 6 months
Edwin Jackson processed the message, then put it into effect.
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Jackson solid, Jankowski steals home and Padres beat Bucs
Fox News - 7 months
PITTSBURGH (AP) Edwin Jackson pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Travis Jankowski capped the scoring with a straight steal of home and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday night.
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Szczur drove in the winning run in the 12th inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 11-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game series. In the 12th with the bases loaded and Radhames Liz (1-3) on the mound, Szczur lofted a fly ball to shallow right that should have been an easy out, but Gregory Polanco slipped on the grass and fell, with the ball dropping on the field and Starlin Castro scoring for the win. Kris Bryant hit a three-run home run and drove in four, while Szczur drove in three for the Cubs, who have won their past five. Edwin Jackson (2-1) picked up the win for a scoreless inning of relief. Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run home run while Francisco Cervelli drove in four runs for the Pirates, who have lost their past three games. Jeff Locke allowed five runs on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings for Pittsburgh in the start, whi ...
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Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
They were supposed to be playing for other teams before opening day and not play a part in the anticipated transformation.
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Tough Jam: Cubs pitcher winds up at wrong park, misses start
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Some pitchers have trouble finding the plate. Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs had a much bigger problem: He couldn't find the ballpark.
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Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
GLENDALE , Ariz. — The Cubs are taking no chances with the $155 million left arm of Jon Lester, and they are exploring creative ways to maximize some of the $22 million left on the contract of Edwin Jackson.
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Edwin Jackson Goes 4 Innings but Cubs Lose to D-Backs 9-5
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Starlin Castro hit a two-run double and Edwin Jackson pitched four innings for the Chicago Cubs in a 9-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
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Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?
Chicago Times - over 2 years
Here's the rule: If Edwin Jackson is still a Cub after the non-waiver trade deadline, then the Cubs can't promote any of their top prospects Steve Rosenbloom: Show of hands:  Do you love and hate Theo Epstein because of Edwin Jackson?
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Tigers, Nationals Trade: Doug Fister Leaving Detroit In Exchange For Three Players
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players Monday night, opening a spot in their rotation and perhaps saving some money to keep Max Scherzer beyond next season. Detroit received infielder Steve Lombardozzi, minor league lefty Robbie Ray and reliever Ian Krol for Fister, a 14-game winner for the AL Central champions. "We are excited to be adding three solid players to the organization," Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. "Robbie is a premium pitching prospect, Ian adds a quality left-handed young arm for the bullpen and Steve provides our ballclub with versatility in several roles as a switch-hitting utility man. "This affords us the opportunity to move the left-handed arm of Drew Smyly into the starting rotation where we are confident he will do well," the statement said. It also might help the franchise afford to give Scherzer, the AL Cy Young Award winner, a new contrac ...
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Cardinals Beat Cubs 6-2 As Jackson Pitches His 18th Loss This Season
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ST. LOUIS — Edwin Jackson would like to throw 2013 out, please, and prove he's worth it to the Chicago Cubs for the next three years. Jackson leads the majors with 18 losses after making an early exit due to mild side discomfort in a 6-2 setback to the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. "It's just a crazy year, man," Jackson said. "If I had the answer I would have changed it a long time ago. "It's just one of those years, you just forget it, but you still learn from it." Jackson (8-18) was tagged for six runs on eight hits in 2 2-3 innings and finished with a 4.98 ERA. He said tightness kept him from full extension on his pitches. The Cubs signed Jackson, who has a career record of 78-89, to a four-year, $52 million free agent deal last winter. This season ended a run of five consecutive seasons with at least 10 wins. "A lot of people want to throw one season away in their career," manage Dale Sveum said. "It's over and it's just time to start from scratch in ...
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Cubs' Sveum, Jackson quickly patch differences
Chicago Times - over 3 years
MILWAUKEE -- Considering the stress of an 87-loss season with 12 games remaining, it’s somewhat surprising that more incidents like the public confrontation involving Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson and manager Dale Sveum in the fifth inning of a 6-1 loss at Milwaukee haven’t occurred more frequently.     
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Jackson shines as Cubs rout Reds
Fox News - over 3 years
Edwin Jackson threw seven innings of one-run ball and smacked his second career home run to lead the Chicago Cubs in a 9-1 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
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The strange case of the Cubs' Edwin Jackson
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Big-ticket free agent a symbol of a lost summer, but there's a chance he'll contribute when team needs him Perry Hill, the Marlins' longtime first-base coach, may have become the first man in uniform to compliment the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. He was happy to find that a small video room was added since his last visit, taking the monitors out of the tiny clubhouse space, which hasn't changed much since Bob Gibson retired.
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Jackson hopes to find win column for Cubs against Marlins
Fox News - over 3 years
Skidding veteran Edwin Jackson looks for a second win in his 10th career meeting with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night when the Chicago Cubs host them in the second of three games at Wrigley Field.The 29-year-old Jackson has won just once in seven career decisions against the Marlins across nine outings, while posting a 6.39 earned run average and allowing a .286 opposition batting average
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
Hanley Ramirez belted a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning and Ricky Nolasco spun a gem as the Los Angeles Dodgers took the rubber match of a three-game set from the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. Nolasco (11-9) went eight innings, yielding just three hits and a walk while matching a season-high with 11 strikeouts. The former Marlin has given up just four runs over his last 33 1/3 innings. Andre Ethier provided two hits and a homer in the victory, LA's ninth in its last 10 tries against Chicago. The Dodgers also own a major league-best 31-8 record since the all- star break. Edwin Jackson (7-14) struck out five while surrendering four runs -- two earned -- on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edwin Jackson
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    After signing a minor-league deal with the Padres in June 2016, Jackson was called up and made his first start as a Padre on July 17, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson is one of a minority of MLB starting pitchers who relies almost exclusively on two pitches, a mid-90s fastball and an effective power slider. His four-seam fastball has good velocity, averaging about 95 mph. He also has a two-seamer with similar velocity. His primary weapon against right-handed hitters is a hard slurve in the upper 80s. Against left-handed hitters, he often uses a changeup (85–89) and occasionally a curveball (78–81).
    He was designated for assignment on May 31, 2016, when the team activated Mike Dunn from the disabled list.
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    On January 13, 2016, Jackson signed a one-year contract for $507,500 with the Miami Marlins.
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  • 2015
    Jackson recorded his first career save in relief of Matt Wisler on October 4, 2015, the final day of the season.
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    On August 14, Jackson signed a contract with the Atlanta Braves for the remainder of the 2015 season.
    More Details Hide Details He made his first appearance with the Braves the next day.
    Jackson entered 2015 competing for a spot in the starting rotation with Travis Wood, but lost after giving up 9 earned runs in 16.1 innings.
    More Details Hide Details He began the season as the long reliever in the Cubs bullpen. On July 19, the Cubs designated him for assignment. On July 27, the Cubs released Jackson, eating the $13 million remaining on his contract. The team also owes him the same amount through the 2016 season.
  • 2014
    He finished 2014 going 6–15 with a 6.33 ERA
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    The 2014 season was even more dismal for Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with a 6–15 record, a 6.33 ERA over 140⅔ IP, and allowed opponents a .302 against him. Over the course of his final 9 starts, Jackson posted a 1–6 record with a 9.95 ERA. His final start against the Los Angeles Dodgers saw him give up 5 earned runs in just ⅔ of an inning, leading to his subsequent demotion to the bullpen for the remainder of the year.
  • 2013
    On January 2, 2013, Jackson signed a 4-year, $52 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.
    More Details Hide Details On April 14, he along with Michael Bowden broke the record for most wild pitches in an inning, with 5. He finished the year 8–18 with a 4.98 ERA.
  • 2012
    Jackson declined a one-year salary arbitration offer from the Cardinals for the 2012 season, becoming a free agent in December 2011.
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    On February 2, 2012, Jackson agreed to a one-year contract with the Nationals.
    More Details Hide Details The contract was reported to be worth $11 million and to contain incentive bonuses for achievements such as postseason awards. Jackson went 10–11 with the Nationals with an ERA of 4.03. He became a free agent after the Nationals elimination from the playoffs.
  • 2011
    In four postseason starts during St. Louis' successful march to the 2011 World Championship, Jackson posted a 5.60 ERA, issuing 19 hits, nine bases on balls and 11 runs (all earned), including four home runs, over 17⅔ innings.
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    Over 13 regular-season appearances for St. Louis in 2011, Jackson pitched 78 innings in which he struck out 51 batters and walked 23.
    More Details Hide Details He allowed 91 hits and 37 runs (31 earned) to accrue a regular-season ERA of 3.58 with the Cardinals.
    On July 29, 2011, Edwin Jackson pitched his first game as a Cardinal and threw 7 strong innings, leading St. Louis to a blowout win over their rivals the Chicago Cubs.
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    On July 27, 2011, Jackson was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays with Mark Teahen for Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details The Blue Jays then traded Jackson to the St. Louis Cardinals later that day, along with Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski and Corey Patterson for Colby Rasmus, P. J. Walters, Trever Miller and Brian Tallet.
  • 2010
    On July 30, 2010, the Diamondbacks traded Jackson to the Chicago White Sox for Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg.
    More Details Hide Details When the Diamondbacks traded Jackson to the White Sox he became the first pitcher in the Majors to be traded away in the same season that he pitched a no-hitter since Cliff Chambers pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Boston Braves in 1951.
    On June 25, 2010, Jackson no-hit his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays, 1–0, at Tropicana Field, becoming the first pitcher to no-hit a former team since Philadelphia Phillie Terry Mulholland no-hit the San Francisco Giants in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details It was only the second no-hitter in Diamondbacks' history, the other being Randy Johnson's perfect game on May 18, 2004. He managed to get through an astounding 8 walks while still completing the no hitter. It was also the fourth of the 2010 season, and the third time the Rays had been no-hit in less than 12 months. Jackson had a very rough start to the game, walking a total of eight batters as well as hitting B.J. Upton with a pitch. Overall, Jackson allowed nine batters on base and got out of a bases loaded jam in the 3rd inning. Mark Reynolds, Tony Abreu, and Adam LaRoche (whose second-inning home run accounted for the game's only run) helped Jackson as they provided impressive defense. He threw 149 pitches in the entire game. Jackson became the first German-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter, the first African American to do so since Dwight Gooden in 1996, and the first African American to do so for a National League team since Bob Gibson in 1971.
    Jackson hit his second Major League home run off Jack Taschner against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 11, 2010.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On December 9, 2009 Jackson was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three team trade that brought Austin Jackson, Phil Coke, Max Scherzer, and Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers.
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    Jackson was selected to represent Detroit in the 2009 All-Star Game along with teammates Curtis Granderson, Justin Verlander, and Brandon Inge.
    More Details Hide Details He pitched a scoreless fifth inning for the AL, retiring Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, and Hanley Ramírez on four pitches. At of the end of July, opposing batters were hitting .216 against him, which was the lowest batting average in the league; he was followed by Matt Garza (.222), Jarrod Washburn (.224), and Scott Feldman (.228).
    Jackson made his Tigers debut on April 7, 2009, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
    More Details Hide Details He allowed one run in 7⅓ innings, and received a no decision in Detroit's 5–4 loss. He earned his first victory with Detroit on April 18 against the Seattle Mariners, pitching 7⅔ scoreless innings.
  • 2008
    On December 10, 2008, Jackson was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Matt Joyce.
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    In 2008, Jackson assumed the number four spot in the Rays' starting rotation out of spring training.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with a 4.42 ERA. Jackson tied with James Shields to lead the Rays with 14 victories, which also tied the record for most wins by a Rays pitcher.
  • 2007
    In 2007, Jackson became a full-time starter for the Rays.
    More Details Hide Details He began the season poorly, going 1–9 with a 7.23 ERA in 17 games over 74⅔ innings. Jackson managed to rebound somewhat after the All-Star break, posting a 4–6 record and a 4.48 ERA over 15 games, all of them starts. His season highlight came in a start against the Texas Rangers on August 11, in which he recorded a shutout, allowing only four hits and one walk while striking out eight. Jackson finished the season with a 5–15 record and an ERA of 5.76.
  • 2006
    In 2006, Jackson pitched in 23 games, mostly in middle relief, and posted a 5.45 ERA in 36⅓ innings.
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    On January 14, 2006, Jackson and left-handed pitcher Chuck Tiffany were traded to Tampa Bay for pitchers Danys Báez and Lance Carter.
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  • 2003
    He made his major league debut on September 9, 2003, his 20th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details In that game, he pitched 6 innings, giving up just one run and out-pitched Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson to earn his first career major league victory.
  • 2001
    Jackson was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2001 MLB entry draft.
    More Details Hide Details He was originally drafted as an outfielder but the Dodgers converted him into a pitcher. There was a time when Jackson was regarded as one of the premiere pitching prospects in baseball (after posting sub-4.00 ERAs in AA and the majors at age 19 in 2003), but poor showings in AAA and MLB after that season ended his status as a "can't-miss" prospect.
    His senior year, Jackson helped lead the Raiders baseball team to the 2001 GHSA AAAA State Championship title over Columbus High School in Columbus, Georgia.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Jackson attended Shaw High School in Columbus, Georgia from 1997–2001.
    More Details Hide Details While attending Shaw High School, Jackson played outfield for the Raider baseball team.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Born on September 9, 1983.
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