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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||105.00||3.00||7.00||0.00||4.97||1.51||88.00||43.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 11.1||0||0|| 1.59||0||6||8|
|vs RHB|| 19.2||0||0|| 4.12||0||6||15|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs release pitcher Edwin Jackson
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/27/15) The Cubs parted ways with pitcher Edwin Jackson on Monday, reports the Chicago Tribune. Jackson was recently designated for assignment after posting a 3.19 ERA over 31 innings this season.
Cubs recall Rafael Soriano, DFA Edwin Jackson
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/19/15) The Cubs recalled pitcher Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa, the team announced on Sunday.
The Cubs signed Soriano as a free agent on June 9. He threw five scoreless innings at Double-A and two scoreless at Triple-A before getting called up to the majors.
To make room, the Cubs designated pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances with the team.
Cubs RP Edwin Jackson throws three scoreless innings on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/19/15) Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson worked three scoreless innings of relief on Friday, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out two. Jackson finished the game after starter Kyle Hendricks was only able to go five-plus innings in the 7-2 loss to the Twins.
Jackson has flourished in his role as a middle-reliever for the Cubs. The veteran now sports a 2.52 ERA this season, as he has given up a total of two earned runs over his last 10 appearances.
Edwin Jackson suffers first loss of year in relief for Cubs
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/5/15) Cubs reliever Edwin Jackson suffered his first loss of the year in Tuesday's game against St. Louis.
Jackson entered the game to start the sixth inning. He allowed two singles, a double and a hit batter in succession. Jackson finished with two runs allowed on four hits with two outs recorded. His record fell to 1-1 and his ERA increased to 1.86.
Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson earning Joe Maddon's trust
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Cubs relief pitcher Edwin Jackson is slowly making the transition into a full-time reliever. With the adjustment to his game, manager Joe Maddon is noticing how well he's doing out of the bullpen, reports MLB.com.
"Jacks is starting to take to it," Maddon said.
Jackson has a perfect 0.00 ERA in five innings of work this season with three strikeouts and no walks. Maddon noted he hasn't used Jackson anymore than he normally would have and it has nothing to do with the struggles of Brian Schlitter and Jason Motte.
"I'm not saying you're not going to see Schlitter or Motte," Maddon said. "You always kind of like when it first starts out, you play it like it was first drawn up and don't try to make too many adjustments too soon until you need to try something differently. More than anything, I think Jackson has earned the right or opportunity to pitch in more opportune moments or more difficult moments for him."
|2014 summary: Edwin Jackson's second season with the Cubs went worse than his first, and that's really saying something, given that he barely escaped having a 5.00 ERA in his initial go-around. When he wasn't walking hitters (which he did at a rate of 4.0 per nine innings), he was getting knocked around for a .302 batting average, which was aided by a 30 percent line drive rate. The Cubs kept Jackson in their rotation for 27 starts, and that was with him missing nearly a month late in the season with a lat injury. He finished with a 6-15 record and a 6.33 ERA.|
Playing time status: Jackson will get a chance to compete for a rotation spot, but unless he shows improvement, he could wind up in a relief role or out of a job, even though he has two years left on his $52 million deal.
2015 outlook: Even in NL-only leagues, there is no need to pursue Jackson, though owners in deepest of formats could take a flier on him in hopes of a comeback.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Taylor Jungmann|
|8/1/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|8/2/15||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|8/3/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|8/4/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|8/5/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|8/6/15||SF||8:05 pm||Tim Hudson|
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