Austin Jackson CF SEA 2 days 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.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 5 days ago

Manager Lloyd McClendon said Jackson (ankle) will not be ready for the start of the Mariners' nine-game road trip that begins Tuesday in Baltimore, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Jackson is eligible to first come off the disabled list Tuesday, but it looks like the Mariners will have him take part in a few more rehab games for Triple-A Tacoma before activating him. He made his first appearance for Tacoma as their DH on Saturday, going 2-for-4 at the dish. He's scheduled to play center field Sunday, but it's uncertain if he'll be in there for a full nine innings.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 6 days ago

Jackson (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Jackson will be limited to DH duty Saturday night, but it appears he is feeling good enough to see game action again. If he makes it through the next few days without a setback, he could be activated from the disabled list Tuesday when first eligible.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 1 week ago

Jackson (ankle) was "so-so" while running Tuesday and may need a few more days before he's ready for a rehab assignment, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Assuming he does not go on a rehab assignment until this weekend at the earliest, a late-May return from disabled list should be anticipated. In the meantime the Mariners are deploying Dustin Ackley against righties and Justin Ruggiano against lefties.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 weeks ago

Jackson (ankle) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday.

Jackson had earlier reported feeling hopeful that the ankle sprain he suffered during Sunday's contest wouldn't land him on the DL, but the team ultimately decided to do so. Given his optimism of avoiding such a stint, it's possible Jackson will only need to miss the minimum 15 days before returning. Justin Ruggiano figures to get the majority of the starts in his absence.

Austin Jackson CF SEA 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.