by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) The Marlins signed pitcher Jay Jackson to a minor-league contract on Friday. Jackson, who was selected by the Cubs in the ninth round of the 2008 MLB Draft, went 3-7 with a 6.57 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 37 games (nine starts) for Triple-A Iowa last season.
Home runs chase Jackson
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/2/2012) Cubs starting pitcher Jay Jackson gave up three runs and five hits in four innings during Chicago's Cactus League outing against Arizona on Monday. Jackson matched his longest outing of the spring while striking out one batter and walking one. Two of his runs allowed came on a pair of solo home runs as his ERA grew to 3.71 following his second exhibition start.