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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%: 7/1 | Average Draft Position: 278.01
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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.


Edwin Jackson takes loss Saturday vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson was hung with a loss Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks in six innings and striking out three in his team's 4-0 defeat against the Rays.

Jackson (6-12) gave up two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth, but an error in the six allowed him to turn in his second straight quality start by making one of his runs unearned. He owns a 5.61 ERA and 117:56 K:BB ratio in 131 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Thursday.


Edwin Jackson strikes out six in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson picked up a win Sunday, giving up two earned runs on seven hits in six innings and striking out six in his team's 7-3 victory over the Dodgers.

Jackson (6-11) was able to earn his first win since June 20, surrendering a run on a double play in the first inning and another on a home run in the sixth. It was his first quality start in his last six outings. Jackson owns a 5.66 ERA and 114:53 K:BB ratio in 125 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Saturday.


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.