Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that David Price played catch Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list with a bum elbow. Abraham says — and shows, via video he tweeted out — that it wasn’t just light throwing on Price’s part and noted that, when he first had elbow issues like this in the spring, it took Price much longer to get to this point.
That’s good news for the Red Sox, who could see their lefty back in action sooner than first expected.
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.