Boston Interested in Jackson

by Matthew on January 31, 2012

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported Tuesday afternoon that the Red Sox have offered free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson a one-year contract worth between $5-6 million.

“But if they’re the contending team that’s going to land him, it hasn’t happened yet,” wrote Cafardo.

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Earlier reports indicated that Jackson was open to accepting one-year offers, and had received at least two multi-year offers. One of them is believed to be from the Baltimore Orioles. Jackson If he’s to accept a one-year deal it would likely be in a place where he could prove his worth.

The 28-year-old would like to pitch for a contending team, but is likely seeking something closer to $10-$12 million for 2012. He can then become a free agent again in the fall, and will be only be 29 years of age.

He does have ┬áNo. 1 caliber stuff and can give you close to 200 innings, which is a need for the Red Sox. But while having No. 1 stuff, he’s pitched more like a middle-rotation starter throughout his career with an ERA of 4.47.

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