Edwin Jackson
P FA
2 weeks ago

Jackson signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals on Friday and will report to Triple-A Syracuse, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The well-traveled right-hander was designated for assignment by the Orioles on June 11 but found a home quickly afterward with a club desperate for starting pitcher depth. Jackson spun a 3.10 ERA with Triple-A Norfolk over 12 appearances (one start) and allowed four earned runs in five innings of pro relief with Baltimore. However, he should occupy a better spot on the organizational depth chart with Washington and perhaps garner mild NL-only fantasy value if the big club needs him.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
2 weeks ago

Jackson cleared waivers Tuesday and elected free agency, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson was designated for assignment Sunday, and given his vast major-league experience, it comes as little surprise that he'll refuse his assignment. His numbers in the big leagues this season weren't pretty, but he posted reasonable numbers in the minors, so it seems like he still has something in the tank for a team willing to take a flier on the veteran.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
2 weeks ago

The Orioles designated Jackson for assignment Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The well-traveled Jackson was able to parlay a respectable showing with Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the season into a promotion to the Orioles last week, but the right-hander failed to make a positive impression upon joining the big club. He made three appearances for the Orioles, conceding four runs on 11 hits and two walks. Assuming he goes unclaimed off waivers, Jackson will likely report back to Norfolk and await another call up to the big club later in the season.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
3 weeks ago

Jackson was called up to the big leagues on Wednesday prior to the Orioles contest against Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old will head back to the majors after accumulating a 3.10 ERA over 20.1 innings at Triple-A Norfolk. He amassed 17 strikeouts during his time on the mound, and will be set up with a role in the bullpen with the Orioles. In his place, left-hander Donnie Hart was optioned to Norfolk. This marks the 12th team Jackson has played for in his career at the major-league level, and could eventually see a role as a spot starter down the road.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
3 weeks ago

The Orioles plan to purchase Jackson's contract from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson inked a minor-league contract with Baltimore in April that included a June 1 opt-out clause, which he agreed to extend a week as the Orioles weighed bringing him onto the 40-man roster. After deliberating about it, the Orioles plan to give Jackson a look in the big-league bullpen after the 33-year-old delivered a 3.10 ERA to go with 17 strikeouts in 20.1 innings at Norfolk. It's expected that Jackson will work in a multi-inning mop-up role out of the bullpen, though he could eventually get a look as a fifth starter given the instability of the Orioles' rotation. When the well-traveled Jackson makes his debut with the Orioles, it will be the 12th different MLB team that he's played for, putting him one shy of the all-time record set by former journeyman reliever Octavio Dotel.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
4 weeks ago

Jackson remains unsure if he'll opt out of his minor-league contract, Steve Earley of The Virginian-Pilot reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 14-year major-league veteran isn't likely to hang around the minors much longer. However, Jackson's obviously holding out hope based on the fact he bypassed the June 1 opt-out date without making a decision. "Who knows? We'll see," Jackson said. "But as of right now, I'm just continuing on with my day as a normal day and getting my work done." The Orioles' big-league rotation hasn't been great, so the club has no reason to shun the right-hander. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him get a do-or-die run with the MLB team in the near future.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
1 month ago

Jackson is close to being an option for the Orioles but needs a little more time at Triple-A, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has made six appearances with Norfolk, but the last five have come out of the bullpen, hinting at his future role on the big-league club. Jackson has a 2.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB in nine innings at Triple-A, and should serve in a low-leverage role once his contract is purchased.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
2 months ago

Jackson could be ready to join the major league club after just two more minor league appearances, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson has been sharp in a pair of short appearances for Norfolk, allowing just a run on three hits over 4.2 combined innings. The veteran needs to continue to stretch his arm out for a starting role, but considering the lack of depth in Baltimore's starting rotation, if he continues to show that kind of sharpness, he'll be an intriguing option for Buck Martinez going forward. Jackson hasn't been even an average starting pitcher since the 2012 season with the Nationals, when he posted a 4.03 ERA with 168 strikeouts over 189.2 innings, but he very well might serve as an upgrade over Ubaldo Jimenez, who owns a 6.15 ERA through 33.2 innings this season.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
2 months ago

Jackson will make his debut with Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday as the team's starting pitcher, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran hurler began the year at extended spring training, but the Orioles liked what they saw enough to slot him into a crowded rotation for the Tides. If all goes well, the Orioles haven't ruled out using Jackson as a starter in the big leagues, but he'll need to show some improvement over the 5.89 ERA he held last season in major-league stints with the Padres and Marlins.

Edwin Jackson
P FA
2 months ago

Jackson, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on April 5, is getting close to joining a minor league affiliate after beginning his season at extended spring training., Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orioles skipper Buck Showalter said the veteran is "pitching well" down in Sarasota. The manager even said that he expect Jackson will "present himself as an option" for the big-league club in the near future. Jackson is expected join a crowded staff at Triple-A Norfolk, but it's still unclear whether he would be used as a starter or reliever.