Earlier this week, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reported that the Marlins were nearing a deal with pitcher Edwin Jackson. That deal is now complete. As Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports, the deal is of the one-year variety worth $507,500. Somehow, Jackson received a full no-trade clause from the Marlins.
Jackson, 32, struggled in 2013-14 with the Cubs pitching out of the starting rotation. He was moved to the Cubs’ bullpen to begin the 2015 season and signed with the Braves in August to pitch out of the bullpen. He compiled an aggregate 3.07 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 21 walks in 55 2/3 innings.
As Jackson is several years removed from success as a starter, he is a question mark for the Marlins, but aside from the no-trade clause, he doesn’t represent much of a risk. Jackson will hope to turn his fortunes around in Miami in 2016 and turn that into a more lucrative deal next year.