Brett Lawrie: Twitter drama queen

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Or: Great Moments in Social Media.  From Monday:

After that he tweeted something else. Then he quit. Then, yesterday, he was back:

In Baltimore on Tuesday, Lawrie didn’t want to talk about what prompted him to first delete then revive his account. “It doesn’t matter anyway, it’s back up now.”

Best likely explanation: kid is 22.  Go look at most 22 year-olds’ Twitter feeds. It’s like death, chaos and immaturity came together in a vortex of unreadable horror. I suppose Lawrie is allowed to have a 24 hour Twitter tantrum.

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.