Yankees’ Austin Jackson Might Get the Call Sooner Than We Thought

April 29, 2009   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

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With Brett Gardner struggling and the lack of faith people have in Melky Cabrera, could Austin Jackson be on the way to the big league club? A-Jack is hitting .340, with 11 R, 18 H, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 5 SB, a .410 OBP, .453 SLG, and an .863 OPS in 53 AB. He also has a great glove in the outfield. It’s not happening tomorrow or the next day, but it could come much sooner than expected.

Gardner is struggling to keep his average up and he needs to prove he can compete at this level. On the other hand, Cabrera came out of the gate really hot, but most doubt he can keep it up.

I am totally for them calling up Jackson. I’ve been waiting a while for this, and it looks like my wish may come true sooner than I thought. Many thought that he would be a September callup or something, but things change.

Here is the news from ESPN Insider:

From Sliding Into Home: “There was an ESPN Insider update posted within the last day or two about the Yankees center field situation.

“A source with knowledge of the Yankees’ thinking tells 1050 ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand that Austin Jackson could be the Yankees’ starting center fielder at some point this summer.”

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