This kid knows what to do with a ball hit to him by the opposing team:
Pretty cool until his dad and brother make him realize that he threw a souvenir away and he starts crying. I was watching this live yesterday and it broke my heart. I’m told that later in the game some Coliseum employees brought another ball up to him. He wouldn’t take it but this brother did. Which I’m sure won’t lead to later fights and taunts and things.
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.