According to Ed Price (via MLB Trade Rumors) Edwin Jackson will be traded to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Matt Joyce.

The Detroit Tigers are set to acquire right-hander Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, according to a major-league source.

Joyce, 24, is a left-handed hitting outfielder that hit .252/.339/.492 with 12 home runs in 92 games for the Tigers in 2008. He also hit .270/.352/.550 with 13 home runs in 56 games at triple-A.

Moving Jackson assures that Andy Sonnanstine will be in the rotation next season and clears a spot for David Price, although Jeff Niemann, Mitch Talbot and Jason Hammel could also get a shot in April if Price is deemed not ready.

And with that, the Edwin Jackson era in Tampa Bay has ended. Some people like to play video games. Some people like to read books. Edwin Jackson liked to impersonate Bob Gibson for four innings and then the Hindenburg for one.

9:32 p.m. — Source: Tigers to aqcuire Edwin Jackson [Fox Sports]
Tigers To Acquire Edwin Jackson [MLB Trade Rumors]



  1. Scot says:

    Joyce is 24.

    This may be an interesting situation - Jackson always looks good on paper (AND WAS BETTER STARTER THAN SONNY THIS YEAR (smile)), but will get expensive.

    Joyce really has not had a impressive career other than at AAA so far. But I hear his defense is not bad.

  2. Dan says:

    I really thought they would get more for Jackson. Considering other teams need for pitching, I thought for sure someone would over pay for him.

    I guess I have to trust Friedman/Hunsicker. They did get us to the World Series last year.
    (I still can't believe I just wrote that)

  3. Anonymous says:

    This was not a good trade for the Rays. Gross has about the same average and is as good in the field. Both hit left handed. Jackson is a young pitcher who will win more games in the AL Central than he did here and he had a good year here. Joyce has not proven himself and we give up a 100MPH pitcher that may end up their Ace. Can't believe we made this trade.

  4. James says:

    I agree with the comment in the other thread. I like Joyce but I am surprised the rays didn't get more

  5. Anonymous says:

    I took the liberty to see what the Tigers blogosphere was saying, and they are pretty upset from what I can tell they really liked joyce. if that counts for anything.

  6. Surveyman82 says:

    Another Lefthanded Bat in the line, way to go D-rays, way to go... Being the President of the EJack Fan club I think this trade sucks and we got burned... We are going to wish we had Ejack when Kaz poops himself this year...Quote me...


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