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36 Edwin Jackson SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 9/9/1983 | Birthplace: Neu-Ulm, West Germany | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 10/4 | Average Draft Position: 278.77
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Edwin Jackson lasts four innings in no-decision Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson wasn't a factor in the decision Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and three walks in four innings and striking out four in his team's extra-innings game against the Rockies.

Jackson gave up all three runs in the first inning, but he was inefficient throughout, needing a whopping 105 pitches to get through his four-inning start. He owns a 5.79 ERA and 108:53 K:BB ratio in 119 2/3 innings. Jackson is scheduled to face the Dodgers Sunday.


Edwin Jackson's hand not an issue for next start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had to leave Thursday's outing due to cramping in his right hand, but the issue is already past him by Friday.

Jackson was pulled in the sixth inning of his start Thursday due to muscle cramping and spasming, but manager Rick Renteria told MLB.com the issue was likely related to hydration. His next start is set for Tuesday against the Rockies at home. 


Edwin Jackson hand much better Friday than his ERA


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson has no lingering effects from a hand injury that forced him out of his Thursday outing against San Diego, according to MLB.com, which is reporting that he's fine.

Jackson has struggled recently with 38 earned runs allowed in his last 47 innings covering nine starts. He is 1-6 during that stretch and owns a disturbing 5.68 ERA on the season.


Edwin Jackson leaves with hand issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had a tough start before leaving with an injury.

Jackson allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked one. Jackson only threw 87 pitches during the outing. After he left, it was revealed Jackson was dealing with a hand cramp.

Jackson allowed two runs in the first inning, but settled in for a while after that. He was tagged for an additional run in the fifth inning, and got off to a poor start in the sixth before being removed. Jackson walked the first batter and then allowed a single to Yasmani Grandal. He left the game at that point with a hand issue. Brian Schlitter then entered, and imploded. Both runs scored, and were charged to Jackson.

With the loss, Jackson dropped to 5-11 on the season. His next start will come against the Rockies. 


Cubs trying to deal Edwin Jackson


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Cubs are attempting to trade pitcher Edwin Jackson, according to the CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The team is having trouble finding takers, however. Jackson has struggled this season, posting a 5.61 ERA over 110 2/3 innings. On top of that, he's owed close to $26 million through 2016. The Yankees, who have pursued Jackson in the past, do not seem to be interested, according to Heyman.


Edwin Jackson nearly registers quality start despite no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson fell two outs shy of quality start in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Friday. Making his first start after the All-Star break, the right-hander permitted three runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Jackson has not been sharp as of late. Over his last three starts covering 15 innings, he has allowed 16 earned runs. He owns a 5.61 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 20 starts (110 2/3 innings). He'll look to bounce back Wednesday at home against the Padres.


Cubs set rotation for first series after All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Cubs announced starting pitcher Edwin Jackson will be on the hill for the team's second-half opener Friday at Arizona. He will be followed by Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta in the three-game series.

The Cubs have yet to make a decision on who will occupy the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation, according to Daily Herald.


Edwin Jackson hammered for nine runs vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was blasted for nine earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 11-6 defeat against the Braves.

Jackson (5-10) surrendered three home runs in the loss, with one coming by the opposing starting pitcher. He left the game down 6-3 with bases loaded and two outs, but the next pitcher immediately surrendered a three-run double to tack three more runs onto the starter's line. Jackson owns a 5.64 ERA and 97:49 K:BB ratio in 105 1/3 innings going into the break.


Edwin Jackson suffers ninth loss on Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson (5-9) took the loss Monday night against the Reds in Cincinnati. The right-hander permitted four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 9-3 defeat. Of his 100 pitches, 65 were strikes.

Jackson owns a 5.05 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 18 starts (101 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at home against Atlanta.

Cubs waiting another day or two to finalize rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Following the trade of pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he will likely make a decision about who replaces them in the rotation on Monday or Tuesday, per MLB.com.

For now, the rotation aligns with Edwin Jackson starting Monday at Cincinnati, and he will be followed by Travis Wood and Tsuyoshi Wada during a doubleheader Tuesday. One candidate to join the rotation is Dallas Beeler, who allowed one unearned run over six innings in his lone start for Chicago June 28 against the Nationals.

"There's nothing that says they can't come in here and perform and help us win ballgames," Renteria said of promoting pitchers from the minors. "We're really hopeful that the guys that we have within the system will be able to come in and hopefully find a sense of comfort within that clubhouse and when they go out to the hill. Obviously, there's some nervousness that comes with the new area, the new arena. But usually those guys are able to adjust and perform."


Edwin Jackson tosses six one-run innings vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up just one earned run on six hits and four walks in six innings while striking out three in his team's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

Jackson turned in his first quality start since May 17, but he continues to have issues with his control, walking multiple batters for the eighth straight time. He owns a 4.99 ERA and 88:43 K:BB ratio in 95 2/3 innings. Jackson is scheduled to face the Reds Monday.


Edwin Jackson falters late in loss No. 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson failed to throw a quality start for the seventh outing in a row Wednesday, in a 4-1 loss to the Reds.

Jackson pitched into the sixth inning having allowed just one run, but the Reds jumped on him during an early exit in that inning. He allowed three runs in the sixth and four overall in 5 1/3 innings of work, on six hits and four walks. Jackson struck out two batters on 95 pitches in the loss.

Jackson falls to 5-8 with a 5.22 ERA after Wednesday's outing, with his next start set for Tuesday in Boston. 


Edwin Encarnacion pitches through calf cramping for win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was removed from his start against the Pirates Friday after just 86 pitches, his second-lowest number of the season.

Manager Rick Renteria told ESPN.com Jackson was dealing with cramping in his calves and was pulled after five innings, though he lasted long enough to get the win. Jackson allowed three runs on five hits and a pair of walks, while striking out eight batters in five innings in the 6-3 win.

Jackson improved his record to 5-7, though his ERA rose slightly, to 5.12. He will look for another win in his next outing, set for Wednesday against the Reds. 


Edwin Jackson gets rocked in loss to Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) The struggles continued for Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson on Saturday, dropping to 4-7 on the year in a loss to the Phillies in Philadelphia. The right-hander permitted seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out two in 4 2/3 innings of a 7-4 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 10 2/3 innings, Jackson has allowed 10 earned runs. He owns a 5.11 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP through 14 starts (79 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Pittsburgh.

Edwin Jackson strikes out eight in loss vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was saddled with a loss Monday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Pirates.

Jackson (4-6) surrendered his first run on a second-inning double before the Pirates knocked a two-run home run in the third inning. The fourth run came on another double in the fifth. Jackson has been inconsistent this season but has pitched pretty well since the beginning of May. He owns a 4.70 ERA and 73:31 K:BB ratio in 74 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Phillies Saturday.


Edwin Jackson walks five in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson picked up a win Wednesday, giving up four runs (one earned) on five hits and five walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 5-4 win over the Mets.

Jackson (4-5) watched three unearned runs score in the first inning and surrendered only a solo home run in the first thereafter. The five free passes represented a season high for Jackson, who owns a 4.59 ERA and 65:29 K:BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates Monday.


Edwin Jackson strikes out nine in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was tagged with a loss Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out nine in his team's 5-0 defeat against the Giants.

Jackson (3-5) breezed through five innings, but he gave up a double and a walk to begin the bottom of the sixth, leaving with one out and runners at the corners. Both runners would come around to score. Jackson owns a 4.81 ERA and 61:24 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Mets next Wednesday, though the team could decide to alter the rotation with two off-days in between Jackson's next start.


Edwin Jackson clubbed by Padres


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson came back to Earth Friday, as he followed up his best start of the season with his worst in an 11-1 loss to the Padres.

Jackson made I through a season-low four innings in the game, as the Padres offense came to life. He was tagged for eight runs on nine hits, with two walks and three strikeouts, before being pulled with 89 pitches.

Jackson took the loss to drop his record for the season to 3-4. He carries a 4.94 ERA into his next outing, set for Wednesday against the Giants. 


Edwin Jackson fans 11, blanks Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Cubs starter Edwin Jackson put together a dominant performance on Saturday against the Brewers, striking out 11 in seven scoreless frames to improve to 3-3 on the year.

Jackson allowed just four hits and one walk in 115 pitches, 77 for strikes. His ERA now stands at 3.98 with a 1.34 WHIP. Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Jackson has surrendered only four earned runs.

Following a 3-0 home victory, Jackson will look to keep things going Thursday at San Diego. He is 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in four starts away from Wrigley Field.

Edwin Jackson pitches decently in loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Cubs starter Edwin Jackson allowed three runs over six innings Sunday but took the loss in a 5-2 defeat in Atlanta. Jackson gave up six hits and two walks while striking out three.

After his team tied it 2-2 in the fourth, Jackson promptly gave up a solo homer to Braves catche Evan Gattis. Jackson fell to 2-3 with a 4.56 ERA.

Jackson is scheduled to face the Brewers on Friday.


Edwin Jackson strikes out nine in no-decision vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson surrendered just one earned run on six hits in seven innings while striking out nine and walking none Tuesday, but he didn't factor into the decision in his team's 5-1 loss to the White Sox.

Jackson delivered what was easily his best start of the season Tuesday, with the White Sox only managing to score a run against him on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning. He owns a 4.57 ERA and 35:17 K:BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. Jackson is slated to take on the Braves in Atlanta Sunday.


Edwin Jackson not sharp in second win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson didn't pitch particularly well Wednesday against the Reds, but received plenty of help in picking up his second win of the win.

The Cubs offense exploded in the 9-4 win, which helped Jackson get the win despite failing to get through six full innings. He was charged with four runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work, while striking out three batters and walking two.

Jackson is now 2-2 on the season, despite failing to finish the sixth inning in each of his two wins. He carries a 5.24 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the White Sox. 


Rainout pushes Cubs' rotation plans back


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who was scheduled to take on the Reds Monday, will instead face the Reds Tuesday after Monday's game was rained out.

Edwin Jackson will take his turn in the rotation Wednesday. Jake Arrieta, who was scheduled to make his season debut Wednesday, could be pushed to Friday, or the team could decide to skip that spot in the rotation. The teams could make up the postponed game in early July.


Edwin Jackson loses in first quality start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson threw the ball well Thursday against the Diamondbacks, but didn't get much help as he dropped his second decision in a 5-2 loss.

Jackson recorded his first quality start of the season, limiting the Diamondbacks to three runs in seven innings of work. He allowed five hits and a pair of walks, but had to settle for the loss, his second of the season. Jackson finished the start with four strikeouts, while throwing 64 of 104 pitches for strikes.

Jackson is off to a rocky start to the season, posting a 5.02 ERA and 1-2 record through five starts. He will try to get back on track in his next start, set for Tuesday in Cincinnati. 


Edwin Jackson picks up first win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson fell just short of his first quality start of the season Saturday, but still earned his first win as he took the Reds down, 8-4.

Jackson made it through five innings without trouble, and didn't get a chance to finish the sixth after allowing two runs. Still, he pitched well enough to get the win, as he was charged with two runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out five.

Jackson is 1-1 through four starts, with an ugly 5.40 ERA. He will look for his first quality start in his next trip to the mound, Thursday against the Diamondbacks.