Seattle Dealing Jackson to Cubs and Dodgers Acquire M’s Minor Leaguer Ruggiano
Playoff-hopeful Cubs get OF Austin Jackson from Seattle
HOUSTON (AP) — The playoff-hopeful Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named and an international draft slot
Mariners interim general manager Jeff Kingston announced the deal Monday night. Because it was made before Sept. 1, Jackson will be eligible for the postseason if the Cubs get that far.
The Cubs also receive cash in the deal. They designated infielder Mike Olt for assignment to make room on the roster.
Chicago began the day with a 5 1/2-game lead over San Francisco for the second NL wild card.
The 28-year-old Jackson was traded from Detroit to the Mariners in July 2014. He was hitting .272 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 107 games this season.
Dodgers acquire minor league Ruggiano from Seattle
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers acquired minor league outfielder Justin Ruggiano and cash considerations from Seattle on Monday night for a player to be named later.
Ruggiano batted .296 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 49 games with the Mariners' Triple-A Tacoma affiliate this season. Ruggiano appeared in 36 games with Seattle, hitting .214 with two homers and three RBIs.
The 33-year-old outfielder has played parts of seven seasons in the big leagues with Tampa Bay, Miami, the Cubs and Mariners, playing all three outfield positions.
Ruggiano was originally selected by the Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2004 first-year player draft.