Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 week ago

Jackson is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Jackson looks to be receiving a scheduled day off Saturday following a 1-for-4 night at the dish Friday. Dustin Ackley will replace him in center field and will bat eighth for the Mariners on Saturday in his place, but he should rejoin the lineup Sunday barring an unforeseen injury.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 2 weeks ago

Jackson is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

Jackson will receive his second day off of the week, giving way to the speedy James Jones in center field. Jackson may be hitless in his last three games, but it's highly unlikely that he loses a meaningful chunk of playing time to Jones any time soon. June has actually been the best month of the season so far for Jackson, who is batting .299/.365/.493 in 67 at-bats.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 weeks ago

Jackson is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

This is Jackson's first absence from the lineup since June 5, and his second since he returned from the disabled list May 26. He's fared somewhat better since his return, going 25-for-82 (.305 BA) at the plate, albeit with just seven RBI, six runs and two stolen bases, not to mention 20 strikeouts.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Jackson hit his third homer of the season Saturday for the winning margin in a 2-1 victory against the Rays.

Jackson came off the disabled list in late May, and in his last 10 games he has 16 hits in 41 at-bats (.390) with five extra-base hits and a stolen base. He cut his strikeout rate in that span, as well, with seven in 43 plate appearances (16.2 percent) after striking out in 21.4 percent of his plate appearances in his first 27 games.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Jackson is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.

Jackson has eight hits through four games this month, but he will get the night off with the Mariners employing a lefty-heavy lineup against Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. Dustin Ackley will get the start in center field in Jackson's place.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Jackson reached base five times Tuesday, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and stolen base against the Yankees.

Jackson has been mostly mediocre this season, so much so the Mariners have experimented with the other players in the leadoff spot. He entered with a .284 OBP.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Jackson is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Jackson was activated from the disabled list following Monday's win over Tampa Bay, and he'll return to his usual center field spot while batting leadoff against Rays' starter Alex Colome. Jackson, who has not played since May 3, was hitting .242 with two home runs and four RBI in 25 games before hitting the DL.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Jackson (ankle) was activated from the disabled list after Monday's game, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The Mariners optioned Danny Farquhar to Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. Jackson was struggling before hitting the disabled list at the beginning of May, posting a meager .242/.294/.326 line with two homers and five steals before spraining his ankle. Nonetheless, assuming he's fully healthy, Jackson should retake the starting role in center field for Seattle.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Manager Lloyd McClendon said the Mariners will discuss Monday whether or not Jackson (ankle) is ready to return from the disabled list, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Jackson recorded three hits during Saturday's rehab game at Triple-A Tacoma, creating optimism that he's close to fully recovered from the knee issue. Given the weak production Dustin Ackley and Justin Ruggiano have provided in center field over the last couple of weeks, it seems quite likely that the Mariners will bring Jackson back if he turns in another quality performance for Tacoma on Sunday.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 month ago

Jackson (ankle) is unlikely to return for the Blue Jays' weekend series in Toronto, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

He is starting this road trip with Triple-A Tacoma and there are some things the Mariners want him to work on at Triple-A before getting back in the mix in Seattle. A return in late-May is still possible, but expect him to remain with Tacoma this weekend.