According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Yankees could be interested in Edwin Jackson. The Yankees are looking for pitching to fill out a rotation for the remainder of the season and could be looking at Edwin Jackson.
Gordon Wittenmyer reported “scouts turned out in droves” Friday at Chase Field to watch a “no-accident pitching match-up of struggling, expensive former All-Star pitchers.”
Wittenmyer reported the Cubs “are motivated to move Jackson” and would likely have to send a large portion of the $26 million owed to Jackson over the last two-plus years of his contract. Edwin Jackson signed a four-year, $52 million contract in December of 2012 that included an $8 million signing bonus. Jackson is owed $11 million in 2015 and 2016, plus the remainder of his $11 million salary for this season.
According to the Sun-Times, any money the Cubs could save in moving Jackson could be used on future payroll.
After the game, Rick Renteria pointed out how well Edwin Jackson pitched before he was pulled with one out in the sixth inning after throwing only 88 pitches. Renteria thought Jackson “did a great job” and he was “really composed.” Jackson threw hard according to Renteria and kept the ball down.
Edwin Jackson did not walk any batters for the first time since May 6 and pitched into the sixth inning for the fourth time in five starts.
Jackson was asked about the possibility of being traded. According to the Sun-Times, Jackson said, “You’ve seen crazier things happen. Anybody can be a candidate to be traded. At the end of the day as a player, you can’t really worry about what you can’t control.”