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Edwin Jackson (SP,RP)

Chicago Cubs - 0% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

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.


Category: Game Recaps

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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