Live chat/blog: Red Sox-Orioles, Yankees-Twins

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Baseball on a Monday afternoon is always good, so Craig and I will be live chatting throughout today’s Red Sox-Orioles and Yankees-Twins games.

Kyle Weiland (0-2, 7.58 ERA) versus Jeremy Guthrie (8-17, 4.22 ERA)

A.J. Burnett (10-11, 5.20 ERA) versus Scott Diamond (1-4, 3.94 ERA)

Come for the East Coast bias and stay for the snark!

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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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.