Saturday, March 31, 2012
Sox Sign Conor Jackson
The White Sox seem to be in "add outfield depth to our minor league system" mode. First the trade for Greg Golson, and now Mark Gonzalez is reporting that the Sox have signed Conor Jackson and assigned him to Charlotte.
Jackson is only 29 and has spent the majority of his career with Arizona, but he's been on a downward trend the last few seasons. From 2005 to 2009 Jackson had a line of .281/.361/.431 with 45 home runs and 236 RBI in 484 games.
Since then, having spent time in Arizona, Oakland and Boston the last two seasons, Jackson's line has dipped to .241/.320/.336 with 7 home runs and 59 RBI in 174 games.
So I wouldn't expect this signing to have any impact on the White Sox roster any time soon, and if it does, things have likely gone horribly awry.