Giants, Austin Jackson agree to two-year, $6 million deal
Center fielder Austin Jackson has agreed to a deal to join the San Francisco Giants, the team announced Monday.
The two-year, $6 million deal includes bonuses based on playing time, and other escalators could increase the overall value of the deal to $8.5 million, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
A right-handed batter, Jackson has played mostly center field during his seven seasons in the majors. He is a .275 hitter with 62 homers, 349 RBIs and 111 steals in 999 career games.
Indeed, Minnesota’s first major move this winter was mostly about 2019.
It’s very hard for me, Pineda said, adding that I feel way better right now because now I have my team and they believe me.
If we’re in a good position on the field and his rehab goes well, it’s a nice potential option to have in late August going into September if there’s a big arm that you can bring out of the bullpen, Falvey said. I don’t anticipate he’d be a starting option this year for us at any point.
Pineda, who missed the 2012 and 2013 seasons after shoulder surgery, understands the wait and process of recovery.
The drama started on Wednesday, when Brady’s hand collided with teammate Rex Burkhead during practice and required stitches. Nevertheless, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora Tweeted that day, Based on everything I am hearing right now, Tom Brady’s hand should be okay by Sunday. Not a big concern at this point.
The Falcons were picked by the fewest respondents, just 3 percent, when asked about their least favorite NFL squad (other listed options included the Bears, Broncos, Packers, Giants, Steelers and Seahawks, plus a possible answer of another team).