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|Last 10 Games|
|Brett Jackson activated from minor-league DL|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson has been activated from the minor-league disabled list.
Jackson had been dealing with a toe injury, and was placed on the 7-day DL. Jackson was expected to compete for a role on the major-league club during the spring, but was limited by a shoulder injury, and was sent to the minors.
Jackson reportedly had been working on a new swing that would help him cut his strikeout rate. Through 64 at-bats at Triple-A Iowa, Jackson has 24 strikeouts.
|Toe injury adds to Brett Jackson's woes at Triple-A|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Cubs outfield prospect Brett Jackson was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Iowa because of a turf toe injury, according to the Des Moines Register. Jackson hasn't played in the outfield since April 15 and has been limited to pinch-hitting and DH duties the last few weeks.
"Frustrated," Jackson said. "I want to be out there helping the team win. Even DH-ing didn’t feel like enough. But it is what it is. We’ll move forward the best we can."
Prior to going on the disabled list, Jackson was batting .219 with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and nine RBI in 19 games. Unfortunately, his strikeout problems have persisted. Jackson, who struck out 158 times in the minors and 59 times in the majors last season, has struck out 24 times this year.
"We’re working on getting him in a better position earlier to put the ball in play," Iowa hitting coach Brian Harper said. "He’s making some adjustments -- starting to swing the bat better."
|Brett Jackson dropped to minors|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/31/13) After missing most of the spring training schedule with a nagging shoulder injury, Cubs outfield prospect Brett Jackson was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday to begin the regular season. Jackson posted a .294/.462/.588 slash line during 14 games in Cactus League play.
|Brett Jackson back after delay|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/29/13) Cubs outfield prospect Brett Jackson made his first Cactus League appearance in two weeks Thursday, going 0 for 1 with a walk in a loss to the Mariners. Jackson, who is expected to begin the year at Triple-A Iowa, has been nursing a strained right shoulder that limited him to just 13 games before Thursday's outing. He also played in a minor-league game Wednesday without any reported issues.
|Brett Jackson plays in minor-league game|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(3/27/13) Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson played in a minor-league game on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a strained right shoulder, MLB.com reports. He is expected to return to Cactus League action on Thursday.
Jackson, who will begin the year at Triple-A, is batting .313 (5 for 16) with four RBI and two stolen bases.
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|We should have all seen this coming, right? Brett Jackson, trailed by one glowing scouting report after another, got the call to the majors last August and promptly bombed, batting .175 with a .644 OPS. Of course, you wouldn't expect much more than that from a player who struck out every other at-bat, would you? And really, it was every other at-bat. Of his 120 at-bats, 59 resulted in strikeouts. The most surprising part is that it was a surprise to so many. For all he did well in the minor leagues, one thing Jackson didn't do was make consistent contact. Prior to his callup, he had 158 strikeouts in 407 at-bats for Triple-A Iowa. Clearly, it's a chronic issue, and at age 24, he's probably beyond the point where he'll grow out of it. So, then, can he survive it? Are his tools enough to sustain him if he's giving away that many at-bats? Clearly, the Cubs want to take more time to figure it out, which is why they brought in Nate Schierholtz this offseason. Another mediocre performance in the Pacific Coast League -- where a .256 batting average and .817 OPS are no cause for excitement, really -- could make Jackson an afterthought in Chicago. His proximity to the majors is the main reason he's still worth drafting in NL-only leagues. (Updated 1/4/13)|
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