Centerfielder Austin Jackson Agrees To $6M, 2-Year Deal With San Francisco Giants

Centerfielder Austin Jackson agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, filling the club’s top remaining void just a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. San Francisco announced the acquisition Monday, a week after the Giants traded for right fielder Andrew McCutchen. “He is a talented and versatile player who will strengthen our roster and provide additional depth at all three outfield positions,” general manager Bobby Evans said. Jackson batted .318 with seven homers, 19 doubles, three triples and 35 RBIs while limited to just 85 games because of injuries for Cleveland last season. His .352 average against left-handed pitchers ranked fourth in the American League.

Austin Jackson, Giants agree to 2-year deal


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