There is a sparse crowd at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night due to blistery weather conditions, but those fans made themselves heard in Robinson Cano’s first at-bat back in the Bronx …
Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners this winter after nine seasons in pinstripes.
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.