OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
6 days ago

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Jackson (knee) is still a bit behind the rest of the hitters in camp, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder underwent surgery in June to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, and the recovery process seems to have taken longer than expected to conclude. Jackson is still expected to be ready by the start of the regular season, and if he can get healthy and prove his worth during spring training, he could crack the Opening Day roster as an insurance policy for embattled outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder).

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
4 weeks ago

Jackson and the Indians agreed to terms on a minor league deal Wednesday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The soon-to-be-30-year-old has spent time with the Mariners, Cubs and White Sox over the last two seasons after moving on from a three-plus-year stint in Detroit. Jackson, who underwent surgery in June to repair a torn meniscus, appeared in 54 games for the White Sox in 2016, hitting .254 with 18 RBI, 17 walks and 39 strikeouts in 203 plate appearances. While his deal with Cleveland is technically a minor league pact, it includes roughly in incentives, as well as an opt-out should things not go Jackson's way in spring training. If Jackson fares well, he'll have a chance to make the Opening Day roster as a right-handed-hitting center fielder who would provide insurance behind Michael Brantley (shoulder).

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
6 months ago

Jackson (knee) will miss the remainder of the season, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson had surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee in June, and though the initial expectation was that he'd be able to return after about four weeks off, the recovery has gone slower than expected. He'll now shut it down for the remainder of the year after appearing in just 54 games in his lone season with the White Sox, and will hit free agency once again in the upcoming offseason.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
6 months ago

Jackson (knee) isn't close to beginning a rehab assignment, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson rejoined the White Sox on Saturday, but it appears that was just for an evaluation rather than a final check-up. He's still beginning to ease his way back into baseball activities and may be trending toward a September activation at this point. Jackson has been sidelined since early June with the knee injury.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
7 months ago

Jackson (knee) had a follow up MRI that showed some improvement, Connor McKnight of the White Sox reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson will now begin increasing his non-impact activity and is expected to miss several more weeks. The 29-year-old has only played three games since the start of June, but will hope to get back to action in August and finish the season on a good note as the White Sox center fielder.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
8 months ago

Jackson (knee) had surgery Wednesday to repair the meniscus in his left knee, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team expects to re-assess his condition in about four weeks. That timeline could put him on pace for a late-July/early-August return.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
8 months ago

Jackson (meniscus tear) will miss at least six weeks, Bruce Levin of 670thescore.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson was already expected to be out until the All-Star break, but this now pushes his return to at least late July. Adam Eaton and J.B. Shuck will take over in center, while Jason Coats was recalled to fill Jackson's roster spot.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
8 months ago

The White Sox placed Jackson on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

EDGE Analysis

Further details regarding Jackson's injury were not immediately provided, but he is presumably dealing with an injury that could keep him out until sometime beyond the All-Star break. The White Sox figure to provide more information soon, but with Jackson out, J.B. Shuck and Adam Eaton figure to assume the center field duties on the South Side.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
8 months ago

Jackson went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored against the Nationals on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was Jackson's first game in over a week due to turf toe, yet he showed little signs of rust. He was on one of the team's better runs before the injury, and it looks like he will stick in the second spot of the lineup for now.

OUTAustin Jackson
CF CWS
8 months ago

Jackson (toe) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Daryl Von Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson had been held out for the last six games while dealing with a bout of turf toe, but it's apparently recovered enough that he can slot back into the lineup. The 29-year-old will hold down his usual responsibilities in center field and hit second Tuesday.