Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have signed veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal. He notes that Jackson will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster and can earn an additional $1.4 million in incentives.
Jackson, 34, spent last season with the Orioles and Nationals. In 76 total innings, he posted a 5.21 ERA with a 60/29 K/BB ratio. His last two seasons, pitching mostly as a starter, have been abysmal. He had success in 2015 with the Cubs and Braves pitching out of the bullpen. For now, though, Jackson will operate as rotation depth.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.
Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.