Hey, remember Austin Jackson? He’s a free agent, yet we haven’t heard a peep about him for the entire offseason. Now that most of the significant names are off the board, it sounds like things could finally be coming together for him.
According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Brewers, Angels, and Rangers have all “kicked the tires” on the free agent outfielder. Meanwhile, the Cubs could be open to a reunion at the “right price.”
Jackson, who turns 29 next month, batted .267/.311/.385 with nine home runs, 48 RBI, and 17 stolen bases over 136 games between the Mariners and Cubs. While he could still end up with a starting job somewhere, perhaps with a team like the Brewers, he might be best-suited for part-time duties against left-handed pitching.