Austin Jackson CF SEA 2 weeks ago

Jackson is expected to get more days off this year as the Mariners believe he wore down in last season's closing weeks, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Jackson was traded to Seattle at the deadline last year. After posting a .390 OBP for the Tigers in July, Jackson finished with a .267 OBP in Seattle. The plan is to keep him fresh for the long haul this year. Jackson is also trying to fix some mechanical issues in his swing this spring.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 2 months ago

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that there are mechanical issues in Jackson's swing that need to be cleaned up this spring, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Previously, McClendon worked with Jackson in Detroit. Jackson said that he struggled to make the adjustments of longer travel after being traded to Seattle last summer. He'll look to make the necessary adjustments to his swing during spring training in anticipation of serving as the Mariners' starting center fielder in his first full season with the club.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 2 months ago

Jackson agreed to a one-year, $7.7 million contract with the Mariners on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Jackson posted another solid season split between the Tigers and Mariners, but saw his numbers drop off with after being traded to Seattle. In 54 games with his new club, he finished with a .229/.267/.260 batting line without a home run and just 14 RBI over 223 at-bats. He will enter 2015 as the everyday center fielder for the Mariners.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 6 months ago

Jackson went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases in the Mariners' loss to the A's on Sunday. Since joining the Mariners at the trade deadline, Jackson has hit poorly, with a .244/.278/.386 line in 168 at-bats.

The Mariners were able to run wild against A's starter Jon Lester and catcher Derek Norris, stealing four bases in four attempts, but weren't able to translate that into any runs scored. One positive note about Jackson - since the trade, he has nine stolen bases already, after having nine with the Tigers in 100 games.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 7 months ago

Jackson was 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Seattle's win over Boston on Friday night.

The Mariners loaded the bases with two outs in ninth, trailing 3-0, and Jackson lined a double off of the Green Monster to ignite a rally that would culminate in five runs and a Seattle victory. Now in the midst of a playoff run, this is the type of performance that can fire up both a player and all of his teammates.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 8 months ago

Jackson had three hits and four RBI on Sunday in a win against the White Sox in his best game as a Mariner since being traded July 31.

Jackson has started slowly for the Mariners since arriving from the Tigers. He entered Sunday's game with seven hits -- none for extra bases -- in 32 at-bats (.219) and three walks to 10 strikeouts. On Sunday, he ripped a bases-loaded double and also had a run-scoring single. He'll continue to play everyday in center field, where he is easily the team's best defensive outfielder.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 8 months ago

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Tigers dropped the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Jackson got the Tigers on the board with an RBI single in the fifth inning, but they failed to generate much offense against Corey Kluber the remainder of the ballgame. He's hitting .322 (19-for-59) since moving to the leadoff spot in the Tigers lineup on July 1.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 9 months ago

Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.

Jackson got the Tigers offense started quickly, leading the game off with a double and quickly coming around to score on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler. He appears to be much more comfortable at the plate since moving back to his customary leadoff spot in the order. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .251/.314/.368 with three homers and 24 RBI on the season.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 9 months ago

Austin Jackson doubled, tripled and scored a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Batting from the leadoff spot for the eighth time in the last 10 games, Jackson tripled and scored in the first before doubling and scoring in the eighth. The move up to the leadoff spot would obviously be nice for his fantasy value, but he's likely to move back down in the order when Victor Martinez (side) returns.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 9 months ago

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus clarified Saturday that Austin Jackson has no injury to report, he's just resting for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

Jackson was in the team's initial lineup, but scratched from the revised version, leading some to speculate that there may be an injury afoot. With as hot as J.D. Martinez has been, the Tigers other outfielders have had to give up some at-bats in order to keep Martinez in the lineup on a daily basis.