This is kind of a mess. Apparently the Baltimore Grand Prix is being run this weekend and this afternoon they’re closing streets and creating havoc to prepare for it. Only problem: the Blue Jays-Orioles game that just got underway. Someone I know is at the game and she tweeted about the sparse crowd. I’m guessing this explains some of it.
I mean really, for the Jays-Orioles there must be dozens of people inconvenienced
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.