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ICYMI: Giants Continue Busy Offseason With Two-Year Signing Of Austin Jackson

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The San Francisco Giants further added to their new-look lineup this offseason, as center fielder Austin Jackson agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal on January 22.

According to MLB.com’s Chris Haft, Jackson’s contract could potentially be worth up to $8.5 million due to incentives.

For the Giants, Jackson’s signing came a week after the team landed five-time All-Star Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and just over a month after acquiring three-time third base Gold Glove winner Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jackson, who turned 31 yesterday, is expected to be the Giants’ everyday center fielder. McCutchen, a primary center fielder, will shift to right field despite only 13 career appearances there. Rounding out the outfield will include Hunter Pence in left, or possibly the team’s No. 5 prospect, Steven Duggar.

Known mainly for his defensive abilities, Jackson made perhaps the catch of the year this past August at Fenway Park:

In eight Major League seasons with five teams, Jackson is a .275/.336/.403 hitter with 62 homers, 52 triples, 349 RBIs, and 111 stolen bases (153 attempts).

Jackson hit .318/.387/.482 with seven homers and 35 RBIs in 85 games for the Cleveland Indians this past season, his lone one with the team.

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Mets’ Activate David Wright for Final Homestand

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright m who has not played in the majors since 2016 due to spinal stenosis along with neck and shoulder injuries, will be activated for the team’s final homestand of the season, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

“Physically, the way I feel right now, and from what the docs told me, there’s not going to be any improvement, So I don’t see [playing full time again] as a possibility” Wright said during the new conference, according to the New York Post.

It’s unclear if retirement will be the next step for Wright, but his time with the Mets as an everyday again is over.

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Dodgers Recall Julio Urias

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-hander Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, marking his first stint in the majors since he underwent shoulder surgery last June.

Urias was one of the major’s 10 best prospects prior to his debut back in 2016, and when he arrived in May of 2016 he posted an impressive 3.39 ERA over 77 innings with 84 strikeouts against only 31 walks, making many believe he would be a building block for the Dodgers’.

His shoulder surgery put everything on hold and will now look to recapture the magic that he flashed in 2016.

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Cardinals Activate Adam Wainwright, Will Start Tonight

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have activated veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list and transferred right hander Michael Wacha from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in order to make a roster spot for the returning Wainwright.

Wainwright, 37, will first appearance since May 13 when he takes the mound tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wacha is likely done for the season.

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