Long Island Ducks Ink Ex-Major Leaguer Ryan Jackson


Ryan Jackson
Ryan Jackson when he was a member of the Anaheim Angles.

The Long Island Ducks yesterday announced the signing of former major league infielder Ryan Jackson for the 2020 baseball season.

“I can’t stress enough how excited I am to be a part of the reigning Atlantic League champions,” Jackson said on LIDucks.com. “I am thankful for the opportunity, and I am looking forward to getting to work.”

Jackson has three seasons of Major League experience under his belt, including two with the St. Louis Cardinals (2012-13) and one with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2015).

He has played 42 games at the MLB level, including his Major League debut on August 11, 2012, in a road win versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Jackson’s first big-league knock, a pinch-hit single, came against current Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel in a 13-5 win against the Houston Astros, on August 23, 2012.

Jackson split 2019 with the Sugar Land Skeeters and New Britain Bees. In 102 games last year, the 31-year-old hit .257 with two homers, 33 RBI, 35 runs, 14 doubles, 11 stolen bases and a .333 on-base percentage.

Ryan Jackson with the Baby Cakes
Ryan Jackson with Triple-A Baby Cakes of the Miami Marlins.

The former fifth-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft out of the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL), split 10 contests with the Sugar Land Skeeters in 2017 and 2018

Along with the Cardinals and Angels, the Miami, Florida, native has played in the San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and Seattle Mariners organizations.

— Jerry Del Priore

 

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