Chicago Cubs: Things that get forgotten about the 2015 season

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Chicago Cubs: Bringing in veteran defenders is what good teams do.

This is not exactly an, “I totally forgot he was a Cub,” type of guy…but one of those, “Ah now that you reminded me!” types.

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In late August when rosters were ready to expand in September the Cubs brought in veteran outfielder Austin Jackson. This was a guy who gave you a respectable bat and very good glove in the outfield. His main role was to start in certain pitching match ups or come in late for defense. He played in 29 games in the regular season, hitting .236/.304/.375 and also made the postseason roster.

Jackson participated in five of the Cubs postseason games that year, including starting game two of the NLDS against the Cardinals. He came in for the eighth inning and played right field in games three and four of the NLDS. Jackson was one of the nine guys to be playing the field when the Cubs clinched their first ever postseason series win at Wrigley Field. A fun little trivia question for Cubs history.

Jackson’s career has kind of fizzled out since then. He was an established regular in Detroit from his rookie year in 2010 through mid-2014 when he was traded to Seattle. Since his Cubs days he’s bounced around playing with four other MLB clubs (White Sox, Indians, Mets, Giants) and did not participate in an MLB game in 2019.