Orioles Could Be Interested In Edwin Jackson

The Orioles could potentially be interested in RHP Edwin Jackson, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles would presumably look at offering him a  three year deal, although there is sentiment within the organization that a fourth year on Jackson would not be such a risk, according to Connolly.

Jackson, 28, has been the ultimate underachiever throughout his 9 year career with the Dodgers, Rays, Tigers, Diamondbacks, White Sox,  and Cardinals. He is often described as a pitcher with tremendous talent that never has fully harnessed his stuff.

Jackson has a career 4.46 ERA, 4.34 FIP, 4.38 xFIP, 6.66 K/9, and a 3.66 BB/9.  In 2011 he posted a 3.79 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 3.73 xFIP, 6.67 K/9, and 2.79 BB/9, with the White Sox and Cardinals. 2011 would largely be considered his best year.

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