Jackson, Jay ジャクソン (じゃくそん)
Hiroshima Carp | #58 | P
Born: 10/26/1987 (age 32)
Height: 185cm
Weight: 88kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
History: ファーマン大-パドレス
Roster Changes: removed 09/10/2016, added 09/21/2016, removed 10/01/2016, added 10/11/2016

[9/15/2018] Jay Jackson hurts hamstring

Jay Jackson hurt his left hamstring when he ran to cover first base in the ninth inning of a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Mazda Stadium on September 15. He was immediately removed from the game.

The Hiroshima Carp do not think the injury is serious. He is expected to go to the hospital for tests.

Source: Jiji 9/15/2018, Daily Sports 9/15/2018, Daily Sports 9/15/2018

[UPDATE 9/17 @ 5:18pm]

Jackson was taken off the active roster on September 16.

Source: Sanspo 9/16/2018


[3/16/2018] Takahiro Araki hit by pitch on head

Yakult’s Takahiro Araki was hit by a pitch on the left side of his head during an exhibition game against the Hiroshima Carp on March 16. Hiroshima’s Jay Jackson was ejected from the game for throwing the dangerous pitch.

Araki did not lose consciousness. He was taken off the field on a stretcher.

Source: Sanspo 3/16/2018, Daily Sports 3/16/2018


[12/29/2017] Jay Jackson signs new contract with Hiroshima Carp

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they reached an agreement with Jay Jackson. The two sides agreed to a new contract worth an estimated one million US dollars plus incentives and includes a signing bonus of 500,000 US dollars.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/29/2017, Sanspo 12/29/2017

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[11/27/2017] Hiroshima makes Jay Jackson an offer

The media learned on November 26 that the Hiroshima Carp offered thirty-year-old Jay Jackson a contract for the 2018 season. According to Sponichi, the Carp exercised a team option and made their offer. They are hoping for a decision before the end of the year.

The Carp are also looking to sign another pitcher that can start and relieve. They are planning to go into the 2018 season with six foreign players on their seventy-man roster (Kris Johnson, Brad Eldred, Xavier Batista, and Alejandro Mejia).

Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2017, Sponichi 11/27/2017


[10/25/2017] Hiroshima Carp: foreign player status

The media learned that the Hiroshima Carp are not planning to offer twenty-eight-year-old Bradin Hagens a contract for 2018. The Carp are also not planning to offer new contracts to thirty-year-old Ryan Brasier and thirty-two-year-old Ramiro Pena. Hiroshima will most likely make a decision on twenty-nine-year-old Jay Jackson after seeing what else is available.

Thirty-three-year-old Kris Johnson will be in the second year of a three-contract next year. Thirty-seven-year-old Brad Eldred will be in the second year of a two-year contract. The Carp locked up twenty-five-year-old Xavier Batista and twenty-four-year-old Alejandro Mejia to six-year contracts this year.

Source: Chunichi Sports 10/25/2017, Sports Hochi 10/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/25/2017, Daily Sports 10/25/2017, Daily Sports 10/25/2017, Sponichi 10/25/2017

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:43pm]

The Carp announced on November 1 that they were not going to offer Hagens, Brasier, and Pena contracts for the 2018 season.

Source: Sanspo 11/1/2017

[UPDATE 11/3 @ 8:55pm]

Jackson returned home on November 3.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2017

[UPDATE 11/4 @ 1:45pm]

Jackson would like to return to Hiroshima next year. He is apparently open to playing for other NPB teams, if it comes down to that.

Source: Sponichi 11/4/2017, Daily Sports 11/4/2017Sports Hochi 11/4/2017

[UPDATE 11/22 @ 1:10am]

Batista and Mejia left Japan on November 21 for the Dominican Republic.

Source: Daily Sports 11/21/2017


[11/18/2016] Hiroshima Carp resign Eldred, Jackson, and Hagens

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they signd Brad Eldred, Jay Jackson, and Bradin Hagens to new contracts. According to media reports:

Source: Hiroshima announcement, Hiroshima announcement, Chunichi Sports 11/18/2016, Daily Sports 11/18/2016, Sports Hochi 11/18/2016