Austin Jackson CF SEA 11 hours 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 2 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 2 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 3 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.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 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 7 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 8 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 9 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.