MLB: Luke Jackson signed a two-year contract with the Giants


SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have signed right-handed pitcher Luke Jackson to a two-year, $11.5 million contract.

The 31-year-old Gunner missed the entire 2022 season after undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction on April 13. He had had a strong 2021 season, helping the Atlanta Braves win the World Series. In 71 games, a personal high, Jackson had compiled a record of 202 and the best earned run average of his career at 1.98.

In seven seasons with the Texas Rangers and Braves, Jackson is 16-6 with a 4.24 ERA wr 19 saves in 253 relief appearances.

Jackson will receive $3 million in 2023 and $6.5 million in 2024. The pact contains an option clause at the club’s discretion of $7 million for the 2025 season, subject to a buyout clause at a cost of $2 million. .

The Giants also made a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, snapping up left-hander Erik Miller for right-hander Yunior Marte.

Miller, 24, was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft and was considered the Phillies’ seventh-best prospect according to MLB.com.

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