Austin Jackson RUMORS & NEWS

  • White Sox agree to one-year deal with Austin Jackson

    ESPN "Outfielder Austin Jackson has agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to multiple reports. Jackson has played mostly center field during his six seasons in the majors, but the White Sox also have Adam Eaton in center. Eaton is coming back from offseason..." March 07

  • Indians considering Austin Jackson

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Indians are considering free agent outfielder Austin Jackson. He also notes that the White Sox, Angels, Brewers, and Rangers are other potential landing spots for the veterans." February 20

  • Cubs to acquire Austin Jackson from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "With the waiver trade deadline just a few hours away, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN reports that the Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Mariners. Greg Johns of confirms the report and adds that the Mariners will receive a player to be named later and potentially an..." September 01

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Austin Jackson traded to Cubs for player to be named and possible international slot.

  • Austin Jackson Clears Waivers, Generating Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson has cleared revocable TRADE waivers, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. The free-agent-to-be has been discussed recently in TRADE talks, per the report. Jackson, 28, has had something of an up-and-down season but has generally disappointed since..." August 25

  • First-round pick Alex Jackson has the look of a big-league star

    Seattle Times "Clad in a stylish black suit accenting the 15 pounds of muscle he’s packed onto his frame and wearing a stunning watch on his wrist, Alex Jackson has the look of a big-leaguer. And the Mariners firmly believe the touted prospect will someday be one. Jackson, who was raised in nearby..." December 10

  • Tigers get David Price in three-team deal

    Yahoo! Sports "In a complex, star-laden three-way deal at Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers acquired former Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, strengthening a rotation that already featured Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. The primary..." August 01

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Tigers and Austin Jackson avoided arbitration. He gets $6M in 2014.

  • Diagnosing Tigers Austin Jackson's swing problem

    Bless You Boys "Austin Jackson had a rough ALDS but his problems seem to be related to a minor hitch in his swing. Ever since his excellent rookie season in 2010 Austin Jackson has been considered the catalyst of the Tigers offense. This assertion is far more than narrative at this point. In games that the..." October 12

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson remains day to day after colliding with Comerica Park wall

    Michigan Live "Austin Jackson couldn't perform the most basic baseball tasks Sunday like turning his head or throwing the ball and whether the Detroit Tigers' center fielder is available when a four-game series begins Monday in Boston remains in question. Jackson crashed into the center-field wall on Carlos..." September 02

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson goes 2-for-5, scores run in Toledo win

    Detroit News "Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 Thursday in the third game of his rehabilitation assignment with the Triple A Toledo Mud Hens. Jackson, who had been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, had two singles and scored a run in Toledo’s 9-7 victory over..." June 14

  • Detroit Tigers activate Austin Jackson, send down Avisail Garcia

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers today activated centerfielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list and sent outfielder Avisail Garcia back to Triple-A Toledo. Jackson is expected to play in tonight’s series opener at the Minnesota Twins. Garcia, a rookie, likely was optioned to allow for him to play..." June 14

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson 0-for-5 with Mud Hens in first rehab game

    Detroit Free Press "Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson hardly put up great numbers Monday night, but being back in the lineup was satisfaction enough. Jackson went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk as the designated hitter for Triple-A Toledo, which beat the Rochester Red Wings, 12-4, at rainy Frontier..." June 11

  • Austin Jackson sees rehab action for Triple-A Toledo "Austin Jackson began his Minor League rehab assignment on Monday night with a start at designated hitter for Triple-A Toledo at Rochester. The Tigers' center fielder and leadoff man, who has been out since May 14 with a pulled left hamstring, went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his first game..." June 11

  • Austin Jackson to begin rehab stint with Triple-A Toledo today

    Detroit Free Press "How was Austin Jackson feeling today? Good enough to start a rehab stint Monday with Triple-A Toledo, the Detroit Tigers announced. Jackson ran bases the past three days but didn’t do any pregame work on Sunday because of photo day at Comerica Park. Manager Jim Leyland said that if..." June 10

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    If all goes well, possibility Jackson rejoins #Tigers in Minnesota next weekend.

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson to resume running this week "Austin Jackson has resumed taking batting practice and shagging fly balls in center field, but he's not close enough yet on his running to make a Minor League rehab assignment. Jackson, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 12 with a pulled left hamstring, felt soreness after..." June 05

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson getting antsy during recovery

    Detroit News "Detroit Any time now, hamstring. Austin Jackson isn’t to the point of conversing with the reason he’s on the disabled list, but he’s wondering when it is going to respond the way he wants. Any time a player goes beyond his eligible return date from the disabled list, his situation can become..." June 04

  • Leyland not sure when Austin Jackson will start rehab assignment

    Detroit News "As you probably have noticed, the Tigers aren't going to rush injured centerfielder Austin Jackson. He's been out with a hamstring injury since May 12 and is technically eligible to come off the disabled list. Manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday that Jackson was "doing better," but he's not sure..." May 29

  • Tigers will not rush Austin Jackson back from hamstring injury; Jim Leyland: 'I want it right'

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers will not rush Austin Jackson back from his hamstring injury. Jackson (pulled left hamstring) is eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, but Tigers manager Jim Leyland seemed doubtful Thursday that he would be ready to play at that point. "I don't know about..." May 24

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Austin Jackson is eligible to come off the DL on Monday. Sounds like it could be a bit longer. Not doing physical activity at this point.

  • Tigers put Austin Jackson on DL, call up Avisail Garcia

    Detroit Free Press "Outfielder Avisail Garcia was recalled today by the Detroit Tigers, who placed starting centerfielder Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. Austin Jackson did not play in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Indians. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said before the game..." May 13

  • Red-hot Austin Jackson becomes impact player for Tigers

    Detroit News "With honors, it looks like. Austin Jackson isn't a freshman, sophomore or a junior with the Tigers, anymore. For that matter, not even a senior. With the stats Jackson has put together this season, he has skipped ahead and graduated straight into the makings of his best season. Check them..." April 16

  • Tigers table-setters Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter on fire

    Detroit Free Press "Remember when everyone wanted to know who would bat leadoff for the Detroit Tigers? Alex Avila does. "Before Austin (Jackson) got here, that was a big deal," he said. When Jackson arrived and settled that question, attention turned to the No. 2 spot in the lineup, as in, who would bat..." April 15

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson gets it done at plate, on bases vs. Blue Jays

    Detroit Free Press "Austin Jackson ran around the bases so much against the Blue Jays that it got him out of running afterward with strength and conditioning coordinator Javair Gillett. Jackson scored three runs as the Tigers beat Toronto, 4-2, on Friday at Joker Marchant Stadium. Jackson had a walk, a stolen..." March 16

  • Austin Jackson continues to mature for Tigers

    Detroit News "Notes, thoughts, and items from one scribe's spring-training journal after two weeks at Tigertown: 1. One of the driest, deadliest barbs during last autumn's playoff series came from a press-box Yankees writer after Austin Jackson homered in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at..." February 24

  • Should Austin Jackson really steal more bases?

    Bless You Boys "An article in today's News quoted Jim Leyland saying he'd like Austin Jackson to steal more bases this year. There's no doubt he's a pretty fast guy; to cover Comerica National Park like he does, you've gotta have some wheels. To wit, the Tigers have brought in a "baserunning consultant" for..." February 14

  • Tigers hope coach can help Austin Jackson become man of steal

    Detroit News "They can say they want Andy Dirks to steal a few more bases. They also can say they hope to coax a few more stolen bases out of other players, such as Omar Infante. But the real reason the Tigers are bringing Jeff Cox to spring training as a baserunning consultant is to reverse Austin Jackson's..." February 12

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson sets sights on more steals

    Detroit News "Everything is pointing to more stolen bases this year for Austin Jackson. Then again, something needs to - because the Tigers' speedy outfielder stole only 12 bases in his third major-league season last year, the fewest of his career and less than half the 27 bases he stole as a rookie in..." January 26

  • As Austin Jackson approaches free agency, Detroit Tigers may need Andrew McCutchen-like extension

    Michigan Live "Justin Verlander might become the first $200 million pitcher. Max Scherzer already is due a hefty raise in arbitration. And while Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are locked into long-term deals, there's another potential cornerstone the Detroit Tigers are going to have to worry about in the..." January 23

  • Austin Jackson's star is rising, along with his salary

    Bless You Boys "Over the past three seasons, Austin Jackson has led the American league in Defensive Runs Saved with 47. He ranks fifth in the American League in runs scored, ninth in plate appearances, 13th in hits, 13th in stolen bases, and twelfth in Wins Above Replacement (12.4). And he has earned a salary..." January 16

  • Knuckler fools Tigers' Austin Jackson in outfield

    Detroit News "Catching a knuckleball never has been easy. Ask any catcher who's tried to catch one. For that matter, ask an outfielder who's tried to catch one, because it was a knuckling liner to center in the sixth Austin Jackson tried to catch on Thursday … But couldn't. Instead, it darted over his..." September 21

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson, Alex Avila ailing at bad time

    Detroit News "There's never a good time for injuries, of course. There are worse times than others for them, however. Losing Austin Jackson and Alex Avila before you play — for the last time this season — the team you are trying to catch appears to be one of those times. The good news is this: It could..." September 17

  • Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson deliver after White Sox take early lead

    Detroit Free Press "The Tigers won for the first time midway through a 10-game road trip, which manager Jim Leyland called "good tonic." The Tigers also snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 5-3 win against the White Sox on Tuesday at US. Cellular Field. It was the Tigers first win on the road since Aug...." September 12

  • Clutch Tigers Jackson, Avila push Tigers to thrilling triumph over Jays

    Detroit News "The hit that won it? Or the catch by Austin Jackson that kept the Tigers from falling behind? Take your pick. They were both hugely important on Thursday in the Tigers' 3-2 victory in 11 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays — a game they trailed 2-0 as they came to bat in the eighth. With a..." August 23

  • If Cabrera, Fielder, Jackson don't get some help, Tigers could miss playoffs

    Detroit News "Here's what the Tigers can do about shaking up their troublesome bottom-half batting order. Realistically — nothing. Not unless their boss, Dave Dombrowski, can come up with some kind of replacement part that right now appears to be fantasy, is anything likely to change with manager Jim..." August 19

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson among game's best

    Detroit News "Do you take Austin Jackson for granted? Here's a test. When Jackson ranges to deep center field to make an easy catch, do you: A) Yawn at the mundane nature of the accomplishment; B) Try to remember when the last time Jackson dove for a ball and question his work ethic; C) Compare..." August 08

  • In rare sight, Austin Jackson fooled on a flyball

    Detroit News "For Austin Jackson, patrolling Comerica Park's massive center field is a tough job. Saturday night's game against the Indians was a perfect example of what makes his task so difficult. The Indians' Ezequiel Carrera boomed two triples Saturday night — including one with two out in the sixth..." August 05

  • Austin Jackson haunted by Fenway's Green Monster

    Detroit Free Press "Austin Jackson gets to so many balls in centerfield because he reads the ball so well off the bat. Normally. On Monday night at Fenway Park, with a slight breeze carrying toward the outfield, Jackson watched a deep fly ball arc toward the centerfield wall in the first inning. As soon as Carl..." July 31

  • Austin Jackson's throws seem to be getting stronger

    Detroit Free Press "When Cleveland rightfielder Shin-Soo Choo doubled off the centerfield wall Thursday night at Progressive Field, Austin Jackson appeared to have no option other than retrieving the ball and keeping Choo from third. But with Jackson's speed and improving arm, he nearly threw out Choo at..." July 28

  • Austin Jackson taking center stage at top of Tigers lineup

    Detroit Free Press "Austin Jackson glided back across the outfield grass toward the deepest part of Comerica Park, then caught a fly ball a split-second before slamming into the fence. The next day, his counterpart in center field answered with a highlight of his own. Angels rookie Mike Trout hit a home run that..." July 27

  • Brennan Boesch, Austin Jackson blast away at Tigers' recent homer droughts

    Detroit Free Press "The Tigers have been scoring runs more consistently in recent days, and in doing so they have eliminated two streaks that showed how they had been lacking power. When Brennan Boesch and Austin Jackson homered Tuesday night, it marked the first time in more than three weeks that the Tigers had..." July 05

  • Austin Jackson's All-Star snub a result of Tigers' woes

    Detroit Free Press "The annual hand-wringing about the All-Star Game snubs is a lot like the annual Dick Vitale tirade after the NCAA Tournament field is selected. Every year, Dickie V. and his crew rant and rave about the 69th team that was left out of the field even though that 69th team has a .00000000005 percent..." July 03

  • Numbers don't lie: Tigers' Austin Jackson is an All-Star

    Detroit News "Prince Fielder is going to start the All-Star Game. Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, two of the biggest stars in the game, have to go, too. So it's certainly a stretch to think the Tigers — at 37-39 and treading water in the watered-down American League Central — could have a fourth..." June 30

  • 'Swagger' boosts Austin Jackson's RBIs

    Detroit News "What does it say to hitting coach Lloyd McClendon that Austin Jackson got his 30th RBI this season on June 20, compared to Aug. 19 and Sept. 3 in his first two years, respectively? "He's making consistent contact," McClendon said. "But you know what's really impressive is the confidence, the..." June 22

  • Austin Jackson returns to swing of things with Tigers

    Detroit News "In his second game off the disabled list, Austin Jackson picked up where he left off — he had a home run and two-run double in the finale against the Reds. But after Jackson's hitless first game and one at-bat in the second, manager Jim Leyland wasn't so sure. "When he ran to first in the..." June 12

  • As Austin Jackson returns to Tigers, Quintin Berry relegated to bench

    Detroit News "With Austin Jackson back in center field, and leading off again, what does the future hold for Quintin Berry? Not a lot of time in the starting lineup, it appears. "There's no question," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "It is what it is. He's an extra player on the bench — maybe..." June 10

  • Austin Jackson goes hitless in rehab game with Mud Hens

    Detroit News "Austin Jackson didn't get any hits in his return to game action Thursday evening. Then again, the rest of his Toledo Mud Hens teammates didn't get many, either. A double by Toledo third baseman Audy Ciriaco leading off the ninth off Charlotte pitcher Terry Doyle broke up a no-hit bid in the..." June 08

  • Tigers' Austin Jackson pain-free; rehab assignment starts Thursday

    Detroit News "Outfielder Austin Jackson could be on his way back to the Tigers lineup within a few days. The Tigers announced before Wednesday night's game against the Indians that Jackson would begin a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. Jackson was on the 15-day disabled list..." June 07

  • Austin Jackson not ready to resume baseball activities "What was once hoped to be a day to day injury for Tigers leadoff man Austin Jackson now appears all but certain to stretch beyond the minimum stay on the disabled list as the Tigers try to get him past his abdominal strain. While Jackson remains in Detroit rehabbing with physical therapist..." May 30

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