Steven Jackson (baseball)

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Steven Jackson
Born: (1982-03-15) March 15, 1982 (age 36)
Sumter, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 1, 2009, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 2010, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 2–4
Earned run average 4.31
Strikeouts 28

Steven Nash Jackson (born March 15, 1982) is a former American Major League Baseball pitcher. He is 6' 5", and throws right-handed.

Amateur Years

He attended Summerville High School and Clemson University. He pitched for Clemson for four years, going 19-8.

He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 38th round of the 2000 draft, then by the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round of the 2003 draft, and finally by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th round of the 2004 draft.

Professional career

Arizona Diamondbacks

In the Diamondbacks minor league system from 2004–06, he was 19-17. In 2006 at AA Tennessee he was 8-11 with a 2.65 ERA in 24 starts.

New York Yankees

On January 9, 2007, he was traded by the Diamondbacks to the New York Yankees (along with Ross Ohlendorf, Luis Vizcaíno and Alberto Gonzalez) for Randy Johnson. He received an invitation to spring training with the Yankees but spent the 2007-2009 alternating between AA Trenton and AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Pittsburgh Pirates

On May 8, 2009, he was designated for assignment by the Yankees and claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his Major League debut for the Pirates on June 1, 2009 against the New York Mets, working one scoreless inning of relief. He appeared in 40 games in 2009 and 11 in 2010 for the Pirates, with a 2-4 record and 4.31 ERA. He also played 53 games with the AAA Indianapolis Indians during that stretch. In his 40 Major League appearances he gave up 38 hits, gave up 15 earned runs, gave up 2 home runs, walked 22 batters, struck out 21 batters, and had a .236 average against in just 43.0 innings with the Bucs.

On January 19, 2011, Jackson was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh.

Los Angeles Dodgers

On March 10, 2011 he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was assigned to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts and promoted to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes on May 11.

Jackson was released by the Dodgers on May 19, 2011.

Cincinnati Reds

On May 22, 2011, Jackson signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He was assigned to the Triple-A Louisville Bats the following day.[1]

Pittsburgh Pirates

On June 24, 2011, Jackson was traded to the Pirates for a player to be named later.


  1. Minor Deals: Zumaya, Red Sox, Reds, Blue Jays,, May 25, 2011.

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