Edwin Jackson News Archive
Jackson was placed on the DL on Thursday with a right lat strain, Bruce Miles of The Daily Herald reports.
Jackson (6-14) was knocked around Wednesday for seven runs on eight hits over 2.2 innings against the Giants.
The Cubs won't remove Jackson from the rotation just yet. "We're trying to give [Jackson] an opportunity to right the ship," Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said. "It seems like the first inning, we're in a hole right away, and he's battling right away, and we haven't been able to solve that problem. Hopefully, we can find a solution by the end of the year and go into the offseason with some momentum."
Jackson (6-13) allowed five runs in 5.2 innings Thursday in a loss to Milwaukee.
Jackson's spot in the rotation moving forward could be in jeopardy, ESPN Chicago reports.
Jackson gave up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits over six innings in a losing effort against the Rays on Saturday.
Jackson (6-11) earned the win on Sunday against the Dodgers, allowing seven hits and two runs in six innings.
Jackson pitched just four innings in his start against the Rockies Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four batters. With the game going 16 innings, Jackson settled for a no-decision.
Jackson will make his scheduled start against the Rockies on Tuesday after leaving his outing last Thursday with hand cramps.
Jackson said Friday that he is OK and does not have any lingering problems after leaving Thursday's game with hand cramps, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.