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Edwin Jackson (SP,RP)

Atlanta Braves - 0% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Jackson gave up a two out-two run HR to Brandon Barnes in the eighth inning of the Braves 6-3 loss to the Rockies. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is a shadow of the pitcher he used to be. At this stage of his career, although he's only 31 years old, he is relegated to middle relief duty and perhaps a spot start. He shouldn't be in the conversation as a fantasy option.


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Edwin Jackson records a hold

Tue, Aug 25th 8:22am EDT
By Roy Widrig

After a rough start to his Braves career and taking the loss on Saturday, Edwin Jackson picked up a hold in the Braves 5-3 win over the Rockies on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: The hold was somehow Edwin's first of the season. Jackson was used solely as a mop-up guy in Chicago, and only pitched in four games that the Cubs won all season. The Braves seem to have more faith in the veteran, or at least they have nothing to lose this season.


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The Cubs have designated relief pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment due to the promotion of Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa. Chicago will have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Jackson.

Fantasy Impact: Rafael Soriano is expected to compete for an important bullpen role. Jason Motte appears to have a solid grasp on the closer role, but manager Joe Maddon has shown that he likes to pitch the hot hand, whoever that may be.


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Starting pitcher Travis Wood got roughed up early and had to be pulled before the end of the 5th inning, leading to a train of relievers that ended in Edwin Jackson throwing a scoreless seventh and eighth. Jackson struck out two and only gave up one hit with no walks.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin Jackson had a horrific 2014 as a starter, but looked really solid in his first game of the season. If he continues to strikeout batters then he might be of use in league play, but the real question is whether or not he will get enough in game action as long relief.


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