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Edwin Jackson
Apr 12: Jackson made his first appearance of the season Friday, pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Jackson has started 247 games since 2007, but this was just his fifth relief appearance during that span. He struck out two and gave up one hit. He's likely to stay in the bullpen unless injuries strike the Cubs' rotation.

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Apr 3: Jackson will pitch out of the bullpen to start the season, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Jackson, who has lost a whopping 33 games over the past two seasons, did little in spring training to erase the memory of his recent struggles, giving up nine earned runs on 19 hits in 15.1 Cactus League innings. Travis Wood and Kyle Hendricks will round out the Cubs' rotation, while Jackson looks to revive his career in a relief role.

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Mar 29: Jackson struck out three and gave up one hit in 4.2 scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Sunday. A lot better than last time. Jackson gave up eight runs in his last appearance and didn't even make it to the game on time because he got lost. He's in a tight race with Travis Wood for the last spot in the Cubs' rotation, but knows that Sunday's start doesn't resolve anything. "It's not going to be judged off one start," Jackson said after the game. Manager Joe Maddon expects one pitcher to hold the job outright, rather than have the two share the job. Sunday's game notwithstanding, Wood probably still has the edge.

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Mar 24: Jackson gave up eight runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings against Oakland on Tuesday. Strangely enough, Jackson was supposed to start the game but he got lost on the way, so he came into the game in the second inning. His performance - both in his car and on the mound - might cost him what little chance he had of winning a spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will start Wednesday, and a good showing could win him the job.

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Mar 20: Jackson and Travis Wood are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Jackson has a sparkling 1.00 ERA in nine innings this spring, but before you get too excited, six of the seven runs he's allowed have been unearned. Neither pitcher has much upside for 2015.

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Mar 9: Jackson gave up four runs in two innings in his first start of the spring Monday. Jackson was sharp in the first inning, needing only eight pitches to set the Padres down in order. However, in the second inning, the Padres batted around, with Jackson making a key error on a comebacker and then giving up two home runs. Though there's still plenty of time to make up ground, Jackson has to be considered a long shot to win the fifth starter job in Chicago.

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Mar 2: Jackson will make his first spring start on Mar. 9, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Jackson is in the running for a spot at the back of the Cubs' rotation, but Tsuyoshi Wada and Travis Wood are probably better candidates at this point.

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Feb 20: Jackson may start the year in the Cubs' rotation, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. The Cubs have plenty of better options. Your local high school probably has plenty of better options. That said, Jackson signed a big contract, and the Cubs may feel obliged to keep throwing him out there. It's more likely that some combination of Kyle Hendricks, Travis Wood, Tsuyoshi Wada, and Felix Doubront fill out the back of the rotation, but Jackson is not out of the picture yet.

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