Zach Jackson

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Zach Jackson
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Jackson pitching for the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliates of the Cleveland Indians in 2009.
Washington Nationals
Pitcher
Born: (1983-05-13) May 13, 1983 (age 30)
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 4, 2006 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 4–5
Earned run average 5.81
Strikeouts 63
Teams

Zachary Thomas Jackson, (born May 13, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization.

Professional career

Toronto Blue Jays

Jackson during his tenure with the Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliates of the Milwaukee Brewers, in 2008.

Jackson was drafted first in the first-year player draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 after completing his Junior year at Texas A&M University. He pitched very well, jumping to Triple-A in his first year. At the end of the year, the Blue Jays traded him along with Dave Bush and Gabe Gross to the Brewers for Lyle Overbay and Ty Taubenheim in December 2005.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers started Jackson playing in Triple-A for the Nashville Sounds at the beginning of 2006. Jackson pitched well and had a 3.00 ERA for the first month and a half. The Brewers called Jackson up on June 2 to help with their current pitching problems. Jackson filled a major void left by the injured Tomo Ohka, replacing him in the starting lineup. He fared much better than expected and was sent back down to Triple-A to fine tune his game, where he spent the entire 2007 season.

Cleveland Indians

On July 7, 2008, Jackson was part of the deal that sent Cy Young award winner CC Sabathia to Milwaukee for left fielder Matt LaPorta, pitcher Rob Bryson and Michael Brantley. Jackson was recalled in August 2008 to fill the starting pitcher spot vacated by recently traded Paul Byrd.1

Toronto Blue Jays

On January 9, 2010, Jackson was traded back to his first team, the Toronto Blue Jays, for a player to be named later.2

Texas Rangers

Jackson was signed as free agent by the Texas Rangers on January 6, 2011.

Kansas City Royals

Jackson signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on February 11, 2013.

Washington Nationals

Jackson signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on January 17, 2014.

References

  1. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/transactions/index.jsp?c_id=cle&year=2008&month=8
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Alden. Blue Jays reacquire lefty Jackson, MLB.com. Published January 9, 2010.

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