Last summer we learned that FanGraphs/U.S.S. Mariner’s Dave Cameron was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. That sucked. Better news: he’s in remission, and he’s not stopping.
Doug Miller of MLB.com has Dave’s story. Not just about his cancer and the road to what we all hope is its ultimate cure, but about his life too. And it’s a great read.
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.