Chicago Cubs: Who will replace Dexter Fowler in center?
Oct 1, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Austin Jackson hits a three-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
A cheaper option than both Fowler and Span would be re-signing August trade acquisition Austin Jackson.
The former Seattle Mariners outfielder will be 29 next season and could bridge the gap in center field until Almora is a bit more seasoned. He provides stellar defense in center field and speed at the top of the batting order.
He batted just .236 during his one month with the Cubs, but is a career .273 hitter. Jackson may not post All-Star numbers, but he would be a stellar option for a season or two at a relatively inexpensive contract.
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