Steven Jackson (baseball)
March 15, 1982 |
Sumter, South Carolina
|June 1, 2009, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 2010, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||4.31|
He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 38th round of the 2000 draft, then by the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round of the 2003 draft, and finally by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th round of the 2004 draft.
In the Diamondbacks minor league system from 2004–06, he was 19-17. In 2006 at AA Tennessee he was 8-11 with a 2.65 ERA in 24 starts.
New York Yankees
On January 9, 2007, he was traded by the Diamondbacks to the New York Yankees (along with Ross Ohlendorf, Luis Vizcaíno and Alberto Gonzalez) for Randy Johnson. He received an invitation to spring training with the Yankees but spent the 2007-2009 alternating between AA Trenton and AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
On May 8, 2009, he was designated for assignment by the Yankees and claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his Major League debut for the Pirates on June 1, 2009 against the New York Mets, working one scoreless inning of relief. He appeared in 40 games in 2009 and 11 in 2010 for the Pirates, with a 2-4 record and 4.31 ERA. He also played 53 games with the AAA Indianapolis Indians during that stretch. In his 40 Major League appearances he gave up 38 hits, gave up 15 earned runs, gave up 2 home runs, walked 22 batters, struck out 21 batters, and had a .236 average against in just 43.0 innings with the Bucs.
On January 19, 2011, Jackson was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Jackson was released by the Dodgers on May 19, 2011.
On June 24, 2011, Jackson was traded to the Pirates for a player to be named later.
- Minor Deals: Zumaya, Red Sox, Reds, Blue Jays, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 25, 2011.