White Sox sign former Cubs outfielder Austin Jackson
GLENDALE, Ariz. – One former Cubs player who joined White Sox is now getting sent down to make room for another player who will now face the same scenario.
On Sunday night the White Sox announced they will designate third baseman Mike Olt, who joined the south siders after starting the year with the Cubs in 2015, to make room for outfielder Austin Jackson.
Also a Cub in 2015, Jackson signed a one-year, five-million dollar contract with the White Sox Sunday and will join the team soon.
“Austin provides us with another talented outfield option,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn in a statement released by the team. “His addition to the roster provides Robin with additional flexibility from both a defensive and offensive standpoint.”
A six-year veteran of the MLB, Jackson spent time with the Tigers, Mariners and Cubs. Last season he was acquired by the Cubs in a trade on August 31st. He played 29 games for the Cubs in the regular season, batting .237 with a homer and 10 RBIs.
Jackson appeared in five postseason games with the Cubs last season, failing to get a hit in eight at bats but did score one run.
Since making his debut with in Detroit in 2010, Jackson is a lifetime .273 hitter with 55 career homers and 296 RBIs.