Brett Jackson CF CHC 8 Months
Brett Jackson (right calf strain) will be sent to Chicago's facility in Arizona to begin rehabbing.
Jackson was placed on the Triple-A 7-day disabled list with a right calf strain on June 22. He may be assigned to Double-A when he's ready to play, before returning to Triple-A Iowa. The 24-year-old batted just .223/.300/.367 with 77 strikeouts in 215 at-bats earlier this season on the farm.
Brett Jackson CF CHC 9 Months
Triple-A Iowa outfielder Brett Jackson was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
Jackson has struggled at the Triple-A level this season, batting just .223/.300/.367 with 77 strikeouts in 215 at-bats. The 24-year-old was once considered a top prospect, but his future is going to remain murky if he doesn't start hitting better at some point.
Brett Jackson CF CHC 12 Months
Brett Jackson will be sidelined for at least a week with right shoulder inflammation.
An MRI confirmed that Jackson isn't dealing with any structural damage, but there's no reason for the Cubs to take any chances at this point. Jackson was expected to open this season at Triple-A Iowa, so the injury should prevent him from making the Opening Day roster.
Brett Jackson CF CHC Feb 22 '13
Brett Jackson is making a strong impression early in spring training, and he feels that his new swing is a major reason for his success.
After struggling to make consistent contact last season, Jackson worked hard over the offseason to completely overhaul his swing. He tallied three hits in an intersquad game on Friday, and is confident he'll keep rolling when the actual games begin. He's still slated to open the season at Triple-A Iowa, but he could force his way onto the Opening Day roster with an impressive spring.
Brett Jackson CF CHC Dec 05 '12
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday that Brett Jackson has completely overhauled his swing.
Jackson recently spent time with Sveum and and the Cubs hitting coaches in Mesa and has apparently made "huge strides." ?oI think he?Ts got a good base to work with going into the rest of the winter and going into Spring Training to understand the art of hitting, so to speak,?? said Sveum. ?oSometimes it gets lost and taught the wrong way.?? Jackson, 24, batted just .175/.303/.342 with 59 strikeouts over 142 plate appearances during his first taste of the big leagues this past season and is expected to begin 2013 in the minors.
Brett Jackson CF CHC Oct 31 '12
Brett Jackson is expected to begin next season at Triple-A Iowa.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein conceded that Jackson wasn't ready for the majors when he was promoted in August, and the outfielder went on to bat just .175/.303/.342 while striking out 59 times over 142 plate appearances. However, the team thought he would benefit from having to make adjustments at the big league-level, as well as taking tutelage from the coaching staff. The 24-year-old is still the center fielder of the future, but they're not ready to hand him the everyday job just yet. It's possible he could change their thinking if he mashes in spring training.