by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) 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 (5/6/2013) 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 (3/31/2013) 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 (3/29/2013) 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 (3/27/2013) 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.
Brett Jackson set to return Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson, who has been sidelined since March 14 with a sore shoulder, should be back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals, ESPN reports. Jackson is batting .313 with four RBI in 16 at-bats this spring.
Brett Jackson nearing a return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Cubs manager Dale Sveum told ESPN.com Saturday that outfielder Brett Jackson has been doing well in his recovery from right-shoulder stiffness. Jackson, who has been out about a week, threw Friday and hopes to return to Cactus League action before the end of camp.
Jackson is 5 for 16 (.313) with four RBI and two stolen bases in 13 spring games.
Brett Jackson to rest ailing shoulder
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Cubs outfield prospect Brett Jackson will rest his right shoulder for the next week after an MRI on Friday revealed some inflammation, ESPN.com reported. Jackson, who has appeared in 13 games this spring, said the issue developed from throwing.
With Chicago's outfield seemingly set, the 24-year-old Jackson was expected to start the upcoming season in Triple-A. He is carrying a sterling .313/.458/.625 line with two triples this spring.
Jackson comes with new swing
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/13/2013) Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson has altered his swing heading into spring training and it should bring about an improvement, reports MLB.com Wednesday. I think its going to benefit him a lot, manager Dale Sveum said of the changes made during a week in November. A lot of these things, youre optimistic about change and making adjustments and stuff, and as a player, you really want the games to get going because it all feels great, but hows it going to work in a game? Thats the final piece of the puzzle.