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Posts tagged ‘Conor Jackson’

Meet the New Guys: Sam Demel, Hong-Chih Kuo

Acquired by the Diamondbacks in the Conor Jackson trade, reliever Sam Demel was picked up as a possible source for saves in the volatile Dbacks bullpen. The 24-year-old reliever has been fantastic this season as a part-time closer at Triple-A Sacramento and will try to bring some semblance of stability to the Diamondbacks’ wretched bullpen. In 22 games this season, Demel has rattled off a 2-0 record, a 1.26 ERA and six saves. (Rotoworld)

Hong-Chih Kuo rejoins the RoadRunners for the first time since 2007, when as a starter he helped the RoadRunners squad to a surprise 2nd Place finish. In 2010, Kuo was originally drafted by Get Off Kong! in the 11th Round of the minor league draft, but was subsequently released on May 4th. Kuo has a 1.11 ERA, a 0.74 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings this season. It’s anyone’s guess whether he’ll be healthy when the Dodgers need him down the stretch, but he’s looking like one of baseball’s best relievers at the moment. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – June 2nd – Week 9

Trade:

  • OF Conor Jackson (along with AaRr 12th-Round Minor League Draft) to The Pi Train, for his 4th-Round Minor League Draft in 2010.

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • DH Jake Fox, Cubs ($3, add to actives)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($0, reserve)

Up:

  • P Matt Lindstrom
  • P Sean West
  • OF Matt Diaz

Down:

  • DH Brian Barden
  • P Kyle McClellan
  • P Kenshin Kawakami
  • OF Austin Kearns

Cut:

  • OF Jonny Gomes

Notes:

  • San Diego RP Edward Mujica was a backup pickup if Fox wasn’t acquired.  He was picked up by Get Off Kong!
  • Conor Jackson may not return this season, due to his contraction of Valley Fever.  He’s currently on the 15-Day DL, and based on his $16 price tag and .190 batting average, he probably isn’t a candidate to be protected.

Jackson Diagnosed with Valley Fever, Pneumonia

Conor Jackson was diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday evening. Jackson was placed on the disabled list over a week ago with an “undisclosed illness.” Doctors determined this week that he had Valley Fever, which eventually led to the pneumonia. “I haven’t lifted a weight, I haven’t run, in three weeks pretty much,” he said. “We haven’t even talked about timetable. One doctor told me, ‘You’re going to be fatigued for the rest of the year.’ The infectious-disease guy said everybody reacts differently, so I don’t know what to expect.” It might be time to drop him. (Rotoworld)

Jackson Moved to 15-Day DL with Illness

Diamondbacks placed outfielder Conor Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed illness. Jackson must be really sick. He had missed three consecutive games heading into Tuesday, but reports were calling his illness “flu-like.” There’s obviously more to the story, so stay tuned. He’s been feeling under the weather for a couple of weeks, while the D-Backs have been running a number of tests on him to find the cause of his ailment. Jackson was used a pinch-hitter on Monday night, so this move cannot be made retroactively. Eric Byrnes will get the bulk of the playing time in left field, unless the D-Backs decide to recall top prospect Gerardo Parra in the coming weeks. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Sickly Jackson Misses Another Game

Conor Jackson was out of the lineup for a third consecutive game on Monday due to flu-like symptoms. New Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said Monday night that he isn’t sure when Jackson will be ready for full-time duty. onsidering that he was used as a pinch-hitter in Monday’s loss to the Reds, Jackson would seemingly have a chance to return as early as Tuesday night. Owners in weekly leagues will likely get a handful of games out of him over the weekend even if he’s held out again. He’s off to a disappointing start, batting .182/.264/.253 with just one home run and 14 RBI in 99 at-bats. Hopefully the time off will somehow put a spark in his bat. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Roster Moves – May 12th – Week 6

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Robinzon Diaz, Pirates ($0 bid, reserve)

Up:

  • OF Matt Diaz (to DH)

Down:

  • OF Conor Jackson

Move:

  • DH Austin Kearns to OF

Cut:

  • RP Juan Gutierrez

Notes:

  • Lost on bidding for Marlins 2B/OF Chris Coghlan.  I bid $5, as did Pi Train, but Get Off Kong! bid $11
  • Lost on bidding for new Cubs 3B/OF Ryan Freel.  I bid $3, as did Get Off Kong!, but Misogynistic Padres bid $5
  • Conor Jackson was placed on the 15-Day DL (illness) after the transaction deadline.  I had already decided to send him down.

Jackson Still Missing Games Due to Illness

Conor Jackson (illness) sat out again on Sunday, with Eric Byrnes starting in left field and Ryan Roberts picking up a rare start in the infield. Both Byrnes and Roberts had big games, to boot. This is the second weekend in a row where Jackson has missed games with an illness. (Rotowire)

Roster Moves – May 5th – Week 5

FAAB Acquisition:

  • RP Clay Condrey, Phillies ($0 bid, Add to Actives)

Up:

  • SP Shairon Martis
  • SP Chad Gaudin
  • CM Emilio Bonifacio
  • OF Austin Kearns (to DH)

Move:

  • 1B Conor Jackson (to OF)
  • CM Casey Kotchman (to 1B)

Down:

  • RP John Grabow
  • RP Kyle McClellan
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • 3B Brian Barden
  • OF Jody Gerut

Cut:

  • OF Jose Tabata (Minors)

Notes:

  • Tabata will miss the next six weeks with a hamstring strain, and he was only hitting .250 at AA Altoona, so at this point he’s not a strong protection for 2010.

Jackson Gets Two RBI Without Swinging the Bat

Diamondbacks 1B Conor Jackson entered Wednesday’s game against the Cubs as a pinch hitter for Eric Byrnes in the seventh inning and ended up walking twice with the bases loaded. He also scored a run. Jackson produced his third multi-RBI game of the season and has five RBI in his last seven games. Jackson didn’t even have to take the bat off his shoulder to produce two RBI Wednesday. He has 12 in 19 games. That is about the only good stat line Jackson has this season. He is hitting at the Mendoza Line and has just one homer. He is not a very good power hitter, but has always been a decent contact hitter. Jackson remains just a low-end Fantasy flier for larger mixed leagues. (CBS Sports)

Jackson Delivers Walk-Off . . . Hit

Conor Jackson delivered a walk-off base hit to left field in the 12th inning Sunday to lift the Diamondbacks over the Giants 5-4. Jackson had missed two straight starts with flu-like symptoms, but got the start today and finished 2-for-6. Mark Reynolds pitched in with a solo home run in the second inning and Justin Upton sent the game to extra innings with a game-tying two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth. (Rotoworld)