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Zach Jackson (pitcher, born 1983)

Zachary Thomas Jackson (born May 13, 1983) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

Zach Jackson
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Jackson pitching for the Columbus Clippers in 2009
Born: (1983-05-13) May 13, 1983 (age 36)
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 4, 2006, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
May 27, 2009, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record4–5
Earned run average5.81

Professional careerEdit

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

Jackson during his tenure with the Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliates of the Milwaukee Brewers, in 2008.

Jackson was drafted in the first round, 32nd overall, in the first-year player draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 after completing his Junior year at Texas A&M University. He pitched very well, jumping to Triple-A in his first year. At the end of the year, the Blue Jays traded him along with Dave Bush and Gabe Gross to the Brewers for Lyle Overbay and Ty Taubenheim in December 2005.

Milwaukee BrewersEdit

The Brewers started Jackson playing in Triple-A for the Nashville Sounds at the beginning of 2006. Jackson pitched well and had a 3.00 ERA for the first month and a half. The Brewers called Jackson up on June 2 to help with their current pitching problems. Jackson filled a major void left by the injured Tomo Ohka, replacing him in the starting lineup. He fared much better than expected and was sent back down to Triple-A to fine-tune his game, where he spent the entire 2007 season.

Cleveland IndiansEdit

On July 7, 2008, Jackson was part of the deal that sent Cy Young award winner CC Sabathia to Milwaukee for left fielder Matt LaPorta, pitcher Rob Bryson and Michael Brantley. Jackson was recalled in August 2008 to fill the starting pitcher spot vacated by recently traded Paul Byrd.[1]

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On January 9, 2010, Jackson was traded back to his first team, the Toronto Blue Jays, for a player to be named later.[2]

Texas RangersEdit

Jackson was signed as free agent by the Texas Rangers on January 6, 2011.

Kansas City RoyalsEdit

Jackson signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on February 11, 2013.

Washington NationalsEdit

Jackson signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on January 17, 2014. He was released on July 27.[3]


On July 20, 2015 he announced his retirement from baseball.


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  2. ^ Gonzalez, Alden. Blue Jays reacquire lefty Jackson, Published January 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Creech, Edward (July 27, 2014). "Minor Moves: Zach Jackson". Retrieved July 27, 2014.

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