Rangers 1st team eliminated from playoff contention with loss to M's
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Rotowire: Feb 7 / 11:32a ET
News: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that there are mechanical issues in Jackson's swing that need to be cleaned up this spring, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Impact: Previously, McClendon worked with Jackson in Detroit. Jackson said that he struggled to make the adjustments of longer travel after being traded to Seattle last summer. He'll look to make the necessary adjustments to his swing during spring training in anticipation of serving as the Mariners' starting center fielder in his first full season with the club.
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 2:31p ET
News: Jackson agreed to a one-year, $7.7 million contract with the Mariners on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: Jackson turned in another strong season, split between the Tigers and Mariners, but saw his numbers drop off with after being traded to Seattle. In 54 games with his new club, he finished with a .229/.267/.260 batting line without a home run and just 14 RBI over 223 at-bats. He will enter 2015 as the everyday center fielder for the Mariners.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Mariners have agreed to a one-year deal with Jackson.
Impact: Jackson, acquired before last July's trade deadline, is the expected starter in center field with Dustin Ackley in left field.