Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:07:37 -0700
Updating a previous post, Chicago Cubs SPs Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson will start the second and third games of the regular season, respectively, with SP Jeff Samardzija getting the nod for Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 31. SP Jason Hammel is expected to start the home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies April 4.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:25:18 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson made 50 pitches in his Cactus League outing Friday, March 7, and he decided to only throw fastballs. He apparently did not tell manager Rick Renteria or pitching coach Chris Bosio of his intentions, and the two planned to sit down with him to discuss. "I think maybe, as we talk about fastball command, maybe he was thinking, 'I'm going to try to hit the spots," Renteria said. "He got into a little trouble yesterday and he had some elevated pitches and some pulled pitches."
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:54:35 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) said he's fully recovered from the injury he suffered in his last start of the season.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:18:07 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) left his start early Saturday, Sept. 28, because of mild right lat discomfort.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:06:56 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson threw seven innings of one-run ball and smacked his second career home run to lead the Cubs in a 9-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Jackson (8-15), who turned 30 on Monday, scattered nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts to pick up his first win since July 31.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 23:17:03 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson gave up five earned runs on a season-high 12 hits, three walks and four wild pitches in 5 2/3 innings Sunday, June 2, as the Cubs lost 8-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jackson dropped to 1-8 overall.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:59:06 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum doesn't have any intentions of removing SP Edwin Jackson from the starting rotation despite a 1-7 record and a 6.11 ERA this year. "No, we're going to stick with him," Sveum said. "It's a long season. There's still another 20-plus starts here to fix this and get it going."
Fantasy Tip: Jackson's four-year deal gives him more rope to stay in the starting rotation, but Sveum effectively challenged Jackson to make some adjustments in order to become more successful. He shouldn't be relied on in shallow leagues and should probably be benched, if not dropped outright, in deep mixed leagues right now.
Sat, 11 May 2013 11:57:29 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said when SP Matt Garza (lat) returns from the disabled list, the team will not use a six-man rotation. He added that SPs Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood won't be moved to the bullpen.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:33:40 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson will start the team's home opener.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:08:10 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija could start on opening day because SP Matt Garza (lat) may not have enough time to recover from his lat injury to be ready for the start of the season. Manager Dale Sveum said he does not expect to name an opening day starter for a few more weeks and indicated SP Edwin Jackson could also be an option.