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Height/Weight: 6-1/203 | Birthdate: 2/1/1987 | Birthplace: Denton, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 33/23 | Average Draft Position: 237.73
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Cubs land CF Austin Jackson in trade with Mariners


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) The Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson in a deal with the Mariners. Seattle will received a player to be named later, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Jackson has had a decent season with the Mariners, slashing .272/.312/.387 with eight homers and 38 RBI in 107 games. He will provide solid outfield depth for the Cubs, who are currently without Jorge Soler.

The Mariners, meanwhile, will likely roll with a combination of Brad Miller, Franklin Gutierrez and Ketel Marte in center field for the bulk of what's left in 2015.   

Jackson had been in the starting lineup for the Mariners' game against the Astros on Monday. It is not yet known when Jackson is expected to report to the Cubs, who open up a three-game series at home with the Reds on Monday.


Mariners' Austin Jackson homers, drives in three in loss Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson joined in on the run-scoring frenzy that was Saturday's contest against the Red Sox. Jackson went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBI, as the Mariners lost by a score of 22-10.

Jackson connected on his seventh home run of the season--a two-run shot in the eighth inning to cut Boston's lead to 19-4.

The home run was Jackson's first since the end of July, but he is batting .286 (12 for 42) with four doubles and six RBI over his past 10 games.


Mariners OF Austin Jackson homers in defeat


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson hit his sixth home run of the season, but it wasn't enough as the team dropped a 9-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday. 

Jackson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to break out of a 5-for-30 slump. He now has 25 RBIs on the season. 


Mariners CF Austin Jackson ready to roll on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson has returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Angels. Jackson hasn't played since leaving Wednesday's game with back spasms.

But it appears as if he's good to go, as he is back in the lead-off spot in the order on Saturday. 


Mariners CF Austin Jackson likely out for entire weekend series


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson likely will not play this weekened against the Angels, leaving his return to the lineup until after the All-Star break, per The News Tribune.

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said he's open to playing Jackson this weekend, but only if Jackson is able to perform to his best capacity.

“If he tells me (Saturday) that he’s feeling great,” McClendon said, “I’ll play him. But he’s got to be playing great.”

Back spasms forced Jackson to leave Wednesday's game and he has not played since.


Mariners CF Austin Jackson sits again Friday with back spasms


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will miss his second consecutive game on Friday due to back spasms. Jackson had to leave Wednesday's game in the fourth inning with the back issue, and he has not played since.

He is hopeful to be able to play this weekend prior to the All-Star break, but the Mariners have not provided an update on his status and availability.

Dustin Ackley will replace him in center field and bat ninth on Friday.


Mariners CF Autin Jackson out Thursday, DL stint unlikely


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will not play on Thursday against the Angels after back spasms forced him out of Wednesday's game, per MLB.com.

Jackson, though, is unlikely to land on the disabled list and manager Lloyd McClendon said he hopes he can play on Friday.


Mariners CF Austin Jackson leaves game with back spasms


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson left Wednesday's game against the Tigers because of back spasms, the team announced.

Jackson was 0 for 2 with two strikeouts prior to leaving the game in the fourth inning.


Mariners CF Austin Jackson blasts grand slam in Tuesday's victory


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson powered up with his first career grand slam in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Tigers, his former team. The home run was Jackson's only hit of the game, and it gave Seattle a 4-3 lead at the time.

Jackson now has four home runs on the season, and is batting .268 over his last 11 contests.


Mariners give Austin Jackson day off Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) The Mariners held outfielder Austin Jackson out of Sunday's lineup at Oakland, reports MLB Lineups.

Jackson was replaced in center field by James Jones, who will bat first. Over his last 13 games, Jackson is hitting .200 with two doubles and three RBI.

The Mariners are the underdogs (+110) at Oakland on Sunday.


Dustin Ackley replaces Austin Jackson in Mariners' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Jackson had started the last four games and eight of the last nine. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Dustin Ackley, who starts in center for the first time since June 5. 


Mariners' Austin Jackson on 15 game homerless streak


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson was able to collect two hits in Wednesday's loss to the Royals, but he extended his homerless streak to 15 games.

Over his last 15 games, Jackson is hitting .207 with no home runs, five RBI, three doubles and one triple.


Mariners OF Austin Jackson returns to lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is back in the lineup for Monday night's game against the Royals. 

Jackson sat out Sunday's contest against the Astros, which resulted in a 6-2 loss. Against the Royals, Jackson will bat second behind Logan Morrison. This is the 18th time this season that Jackson will hit second. 

Jackson, who has a .258/.309/.368 slash line this year, holds a .248 batting average against right-handed pitchers. The Mariners will be going against Royals right-hander Joe Blanton Monday night. 


Mariners CF Austin Jackson on bench Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Slumping Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is set to sit Sunday against Houston. He has started 23 of the previous 25 games.

Jackson is hitless in his last nine at-bats following a four-game hitting streak. He owns a .259/.309/.368 slash line, but has scored just 20 runs all season.


No Austin Jackson in Mariners' lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is being held out of Tuesday's lineup against the Giants. Jackson has started 19 of 20 games since being activated from the disabled list on May 26, so this is likely just a day of rest for the speedster.

Jackson has been swinging the bat well this month, as he owns a .352/.397/.556 batting line in 54 at-bats in June.

James Jones will get his first start of the season in center field and is batting sixth on Tuesday.


Mariners CF Austin Jackson crushes game-winning home run


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson provided the biggest hit of Saturday's game against the Rays. With the score tied 1-1, Jackson uncorked a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh, which would be all the Mariners would need to secure the 2-1 victory.

The home run was Jackson's sixth of the season, and his first since returning from the disabled list on May 26. Jackson also doubled in the game and now carries a .276 batting average on the season.


Austin Jackson provides only extra base hit for Mariners


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson wasn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game, but he provided the only extra base hit for Seattle. 

Jackson entered in the seventh inning as a pinch runner and remained in the game. 

In his only at bat of the night, Jackson tripled to lead off the ninth inning. He was the potential tying run in a 1-0 game, but the next three batters couldn't plate him, and he was stranded. 

Jackson's triple was his first of the year. 


Mariners CF Austin Jackson gets a breather on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays. Jackson had started each of the last 10 games since returning from the disabled list due to an ankle injury. He collected 14 hits in 45 at-bats in that stretch.

There haven't been any reports about a flare-up of the injury, so it appears to just be a day of rest for Jackson. Dustin Ackley will get the start in center field and bat ninth on Friday.


Mariners shuffle top of the order with Logan Morrison at leadoff


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon moved Logan Morrison to the top of the order, bumping Austin Jackson to the No. 2 hole and Robinson Cano back to the No. 3 spot for Wednesday afternoon's contest against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.

Morrison is riding a 10-game hitting streak, and is hitting .342 (13 for 38) with a double and four walks during the streak. It's the second time Morrison is batting leadoff this season.


Mariners CF Austin Jackson makes immediate impact Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) In his first game since landing on the disabled list in early May, Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson played an early role in the team's 7-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Jackson, who missed time with an ankle injury, singled to lead off the game, then stole second, went to third on a throwing error, and scored on a single. All of this before an out was recorded.

Jackson also made an impressive running catch in center field in the bottom of the first inning.

"I thought he looked fabulous," manager Lloyd McClendon said,per MLB.com. "He really jump-started our offense. A line-drive base hit, stole a base, went to third, scored a run. Next inning took a run away. I don't know what more you want out of a leadoff center fielder."

The first-inning single was his only hit of the game, but Jackson was just happy to be back on a big-league field.

"It's exciting. It almost feels like the first day again," Jackson said prior to the game. "You want to come back and help, but you have to make sure you're ready. You don't want to come back half-speed. Getting to play those [rehab] games and get right physically was important, but I think it helped mentally as well."


Mariners CF Austin Jackson (ankle) returns to lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson is off the disabled list and in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays. Jackson has been out since May 3 with an ankle injury, but he's slated to lead off and roam center field for manager Lloyd McClendon on Tuesday.

Before going down with the injury, the 28-year-old Jackson was hitting .242/.294/.326 with two home runs and four RBI in 95 at-bats.


Mariners to activate Austin Jackson, option Danny Farquhar


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) The Mariners are set to activate outfielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list on Tuesday and option pitcher Danny Farquhar to Triple-A Tacoma, the team announced.

Jackson is on the 15-day DL with an ankle injury and has been out since the beginning of the month. Farquhar will clear space for Jackson after posting a 6.46 ERA and an 0-3 mark in 23 2/3 innings of work this season.


Mariners OF Austin Jackson to return this week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson is continuing to work his way back from an ankle injury and is expected to rejoin the team this week, manager Lloyd McClendon said per MLB.com. Jackson went 0 for 5 at the plate in his ninth rehab game for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday and is now hitting .263 on assignment.

"I don't think that's really a factor," McClendon said. "At this point it's more his health than anything. He seems to be progressing real well. I would say we'll probably make a decision real soon."

Jackson has been out since May 3 with the injury and is hitting .242 so far this season.


Austin Jackson may return to Mariners on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson may return to the team on Monday, manager Lloyd McClendon said before Sunday's game. 

"He’s feeling a lot better. I think he’s real close," McClendon said per MLB.com. "We’ll see how he feels after today’s game and go from there."

Jackson is on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury. He's hitting .310 in seven rehab games at Triple-A.


Mariners' Austin Jackson goes 3 for 5 in seventh rehab game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson went 3 for 5 with a double in his seventh rehab game for Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

Jackson, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an ankle sprain, is now hitting .310 (9 for 29) on his rehab assignment and may be closer to a return. Jackson has been out of action since May 3 when he rolled his ankle. Jackson is hitting .242 with four RBI in 95 at-bats for Seattle this season.