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36 Edwin Jackson RP
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: 13 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/433026.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999

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Cubs release pitcher Edwin Jackson


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) 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
(7/19/2015) 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
(6/19/2015) 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
(5/5/2015) 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
(4/22/2015) 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."


Cubs' Edwin Jackson earns win in relief


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cubs reliever Edwin Jackson earned his first win of the year with a perfect eighth inning in Tuesday's 9-8 win over Pittsburgh.

Jackson entered the game trailing 8-6. He struck out one and retired the side on 11 pitches, seven strikes. The Cubs rallied with three in the ninth to make him a winner. 


Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson staying prepared for any situation


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson knows his role isn't completely identified, but the veteran continues to prepare for any circumstance the team throws at him, reports MLB.com.

"It's cool," Jackson said Saturday. "I'm like an inbetweener. I still chill with the starters, still chill with the bullpen, still chill with all the pitchers. I'm an inbetweener. I'm a bullpen-starter."

Jackson has thrown two scoreless innings this season with two strikeouts and zero walks.

"He's been very professional, and then he gets his chance and does really, really well and that tells you how well he's processed the whole moment," manager Joe Maddon said of Jackson. "That speaks well for him and for us."

Jackson may see some time as a starter later in the year or as a long reliever.
"I just have to be ready for whatever situation arises and just stay in the game," Jackson said. "That's all you're trying to do. Just be ready when the phone rings and your name is called regardless of the situation."

Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson allows just one hit Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson surrendered just one hit Sunday in 4 2/3 innings against the Royals. Jackson, who missed his last start after his GPS sent him to the wrong ballpark, is battling with Travis Wood for the final spot in the starting rotation.

"It was a little bit of everything working in my favor today," Jackson said to MLB.com.

Jackson is now 2-1 with a 5.28 ERA in five spring training starts.


Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson could be co-starters for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) LHP Travis Wood and RHP Edwin Jackson thought they were battling for the final spot in the Cubs' rotation, but that might not be the case. 

Manager Joe Maddon said the team is looking for creative ways to use both of them in some type of co-starters role. 

“There’s different ways to utilize both of them,” manager Joe Maddon said Friday, per MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. “It’s hard to say they’re both starters but we’ve talked about different ways to make it fit.”

Jackson is 1-1, with a 1.00 ERA this spring. Wood is 1-0, 1.80. 


Cubs' Edwin Jackson tosses four innings vs. Diamondbacks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk in four innings while striking out three in Thursday's spring start against the Diamondbacks.

While Jackson has now surrendered eight runs in nine innings this spring, only one has been charged to the pitcher, giving him a 1.00 ERA in his three appearances to go with a 6:3 K:BB ratio. He started his offseason workout program early, which may be contributing to his solid start.

"I feel the work I put in the offseason has definitely helped," Jackson said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I wouldn’t say I never worked hard in the offseason, but it was a little different this offseason. I feel like I came in the best shape of my life, ready to go."

Jackson is in the mix for the final spot in the team's rotation.


Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson goes three scoreless innings Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Cubs veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson threw three scoreless innings Saturday, allowing just one hit. He's just trying to keep things simple as the season approaches, reports MLB.com.

"That mindframe -- when you're battling yourself and the hitters -- more times than not, it doesn't work out for you," Jackson said. "The game's hard enough as it is, trying to get hitters out. You're making it harder on yourself."

Jackson is working to finish strong on every pitch for the remainder of camp.

"[I need to be] pounding the zone with all my pitches, and throwing every pitch to completion," Jackson said. "If you can put the pressure on the hitter to put the ball in play, the odds are in your favor to let the defense work behind you."


Cubs' Joe Maddon: Edwin Jackson, 31, still has 'potential'


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon still thinks pitcher Edwin Jackson can put it all together at some point in his career. 

Over two seasons with the Cubs, Jackson has posted a 14-33 record and a paltry 5.58 ERA. At 31 years old, however, Maddon said Jackson still has the tools to become a solid pitcher in the Major Leagues. 

"It's rare that a guy who's [31] years old can still have the label of 'potential' attached to his abilities," Maddon said, via MLB.com. "You'd think he's arrived at that point. It's not all arrived with him yet. That's really interesting with a guy like him. There is room for improvement and he knows that."

Maddon managed Jackson back when both were with the Rays from 2006-2009. Maddon believes that Jackson can improve and become more consistent. 

"I think he probably outthinks himself sometimes or gets uncertain," Maddon said. "I really would like to see him just go out there and play and not worry about whatever, whether it's mechanics or sequences or whatever. Just go out there and pitch and permit your abilities to take over. He's got an exceptional arm and is an exceptional athlete and he's a great kid, but there's still that level for him to arrive at yet that he hasn't been."


Jackson, Wood among five vying for final spot in Cubs' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”


Cubs' Joe Maddon: Edwin Jackson will prepare as a starter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters that Edwin Jackson will prepare as a starter, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Jackson has two years remaining in his four-year, $52 million contract. He finished with the fourth-most losses in MLB last season with 15. Jackson was demoted to the bullpen in mid-September after a disappointing campaign. He registered a whopping 6.33 ERA in 140 2/3 innings (27 starts) in 2014.


Epstein laments Jackson deal, but still looking to improve Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has stated that he won't be satisfied adding one starting pitcher to the rotation in the offseason.

"We need impact starting pitching," he told CSNChicago.com. "If you can add a top-of-the-rotation starter to what we have with (Jake) Arrieta, et al, it becomes really, really interesting in a hurry. We also could use just another quality, stable arm to go with it. So in an ideal world, we'll add two starting pitchers."

Epstein admitted he made a mistake in his disastrous signing of Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal, which will pale in comparison to the money destined for potential free agents Jon Lester and Max Scherzer this winter. Jackson is 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA in two years with the Cubs, who are on the hook for two more seasons. But Epstein realizes that he must return to the free agent market to sufficiently improve his staff.

"I'm very confident that we'll add impact pitching from outside the organization," he said. "It has a chance to happen this winter. But we're not going to make any guarantees."


Cubs expecting more out of Edwin Jackson in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told reporters that the team will expect more out of pitcher Edwin Jackson next season, MLB.com reports Friday. Jackson is in the second year of his four-year, $52 million deal. Last year, he led the National League in losses with 18, and is third in losses this year with 15. After making his final start on Sept. 19, he was moved to the bullpen.

"I think Edwin's aware that he needs to turn his Cubs career around and work hard and show better form that he's someone who can be counted on," Epstein said. "I think the default position is that given the competition we're going to have, guys will need to pitch well to have a spot."

Cubs set final rotation plans, send Edwin Jackson to bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Cubs announced the probable starters for the final series of the season Tuesday, tabbing Eric Jokisch to face the Brewers Friday, Tsuyoshi Wada to take the mound Saturday and Kyle Hendricks to pitch the season's final game Sunday.

With the news, Edwin Jackson has been moved to the bullpen for the remainder of the season.


Edwin Jackson gets obliterated in first start back from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson failed to make it out of the opening frame in his first start back from a strained lat muscle on Friday at home against the Dodgers.

Jackson, who was activated from the disabled list before the game, served up a three-run home run to Matt Kemp and a run scoring single to Juan Uribe before leaving the game. He was shelled for five runs on four hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning, dropping to 6-15 on the year.

Jackson owns a 6.38 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP over 27 starts (139 2/3 innings). His finale start of the season will come Friday at Milwaukee.


Edwin Jackson to draw start Friday vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson is set to start Friday against the Dodgers, the team announced Tuesday.

Jackson has been out since Aug. 20 due to a strained lat muscle. He'll return to a 6.09 ERA and 123:61 K:BB ratio in 139 innings.


Edwin Jackson begins work in bullpen


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson tossed a low-intensity bullpen session Saturday, and told MLB.com his strained right lat is improving.

"It's getting better," Jackson said. "Just needed rest and recovery."

Jackson is hoping to return at some point during the final month of the season, though the Cubs surely won't rush him back. He had a 6.09 ERA in 139 innings of work prior to the injury.  


Jacob Turner in, Edwin Jackson out of Cubs rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) What was suspected is now official: Jacob Turner is set to start Wednesday for the Cubs. He is replacing struggling Edwin Jackson in the rotation.

Turner has pitched two games out of the bullpen since the trade that brought him from Miami. He has been battered this season to the tune of a 4-7 record and 5.77 ERA. Jackson has been a mess for months. He is 6-14 with a 6.09 ERA.


Edwin Jackson hits DL with strained lat


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, due to a strained right lat.

Jackson was chased in the third inning of his start Wednesday after allowing eight hits and seven runs, and it appears the injury is at least part of the reason. The team had discussed moving him to a bullpen role after Wednesday's outing, but that decision will have to wait until after this injury heals. At this point, there is no timetable for his return.

Jackson has struggled mightily this season even before the injury, with his ERA ballooning to 6.09 in 26 starts. 


Edwin Jackson could be destined for bullpen role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson may be headed to the bullpen after giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in his latest start Wednesday, ESPNChicago.com reports.

"We're going to assess and evaluate and see where we go," manager Rick Renteria said.

Jackson has turned in just two quality starts in his last nine outings, going 1-6 during that stretch and watching his ERA rise from 4.99 to 6.09.

"No one wants to be moved," Jackson said Wednesday. "The only thing you can do if you don't like it is go out there and pitch out of jams. I have to get back to having fun. Tonight was an example of absolutely not doing that. Just being uptight and battling yourself."




Edwin Jackson chased in third inning of loss vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson couldn't make it out of the third inning in Wednesday's loss, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 8-3 defeat against the Giants.

Jackson (6-14) gave up four runs in the top of the first inning and, after working a clean second, ran into trouble again in the third, allowing three doubles and a two-run home run in the inning before being yanked. His ERA has ballooned up to 6.09 to go with a 123:61 K:BB ratio in 139 innings. Jackson is scheduled to face the Reds Tuesday.


Edwin Jackson knocked around Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was knocked around by the Brewers Thursday.

Jackson gave up five runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked three during the outing. Things started poorly for Jackson. After giving up two walks in the first inning, Jackson allowed a two-run double. While he was able to get through a scoreless second, he gave up another run on a solo blast in the third inning. Jackson had similar issues in the fourth, allowing two runs on three hits. He was pulled in the sixth after walking a hitter with two outs.

With the loss, Jackson fell to 6-13 on the year. He'll take on the Giants in his next start.