Austin Jackson CF SEA 15 hours ago

Jackson doesn't believe his sprained right ankle will end up forcing him to the disabled list, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Jackson rolled his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Astros when he was attempting to beat out a throw to first base. The Mariners should have more information on his condition by Monday, but even if Jackson is able to avoid the DL, it seems quite likely that he might not be ready to play during the team's three-game series with the Angels.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 18 hours ago

Jackson left Sunday's game with a sprained right ankle, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Jackson turned the ankle on first base attempting to beat out a throw, and the team is calling it a sprain for the time being. The degree of severity can vary with this type of injury, so Jackson will be reevaluated prior to Monday's matchup with the Angels. If he needs a day or so off, Justin Ruggiano would be a likely replacement candidate.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 18 hours ago

Jackson left Sunday's game after turning his ankle on first base, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Jackson was 0-for-2 at the plate before he needed to be replaced. The team will likely reevaluate him following Sunday's contest, but consider the center fielder day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener against the Angels.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 days ago

Jackson had three hits and two stolen bases Thursday in a loss at Houston.

Jackson was also caught once on the basepaths. He finished April with four stolen bases. Usually the leadoff hitter, Jackson batted second Thursday as he entered with a .264 OBP.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 7 days ago

Jackson is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Jackson has received just one day off this season as he's slashing .257/.295/.365, so it appears to just be a regular day of rest for the center fielder. Justin Ruggiano will lead off and take over the duties in center Monday.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 weeks ago

Jackson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Jackson will get his first day off of the season in what appears to just be a regular rest day as he's 6-for-26 through six games so far. Dustin Ackley will slide over the center as part of the team's shifting of their outfielders to keep Nelson Cruz's bat in the lineup as they lose the DH against the Dodgers.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 weeks ago

Jackson went 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss to Oakland.

The Mariners have started Jackson in center field for each of the team's first four games, leading him off against right-handed starters, and hitting him second in the order while Rickie Weeks has been slotted into the leadoff spot against southpaws.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 4 weeks ago

Jackson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Jackson slotted into the leadoff role on Opening Day -- in which he went 2-for-4 with a run scored -- but dropped down to the two spot Tuesday. He figures to fill in as the everyday center fielder, but the club indicated in the spring that Jackson could get some more regular days off this year in hopes of avoiding another late-season slide.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month 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 3 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.