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THIS JUST IN: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson


According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, The Tigers have acquired Edwin Jackson in exchange for Matt Joyce. Rosenthal’s says the news comes from a major league source.

It will be interesting to see where Jackson fits in. Could the Tigers use him as a closer? Jackson was once considered for that role in his early Los Angeles days. He has a nasty slider accompanied with a pretty good fastball when he commands it right.  Jackson went 14-11 with a 4.42 ERA in 2008. Jackson struck out 108 and walked 77 in 183 innings pitched.

This trade, if completed, would make sense. The Rays have been in a market for a corner outfielder, and have been looking to move pitching, in order to fit David Price in the rotation.

Joyce hit .252 in his rookie campaign, hitting 12 dingers and driving in 33 RBIs in 92 games played. Joyce is actually a Tampa native, so he will probably be excited for this oppurtunity.