Now you see him, now you don’t.
OK, actually you never did see him.
Jackson will go down in history as the first player added as a Dodger by new President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. Also, the first player Friedman added and then traded away.
Twenty-three days ago Friedman claimed the 26-year-old from the Padres and added him to the 40-man roster. But then came a rush of middling pitching additions – Mike Bolsinger, Adam Liberatore, Joel Peralta and Juan Nicasio – and suddenly there was one too many on the 40-man.
Ryan Jackson, we hardly knew you. Actually we never knew him at all. He wasn't even assigned a number.
Jackson has a .268 career batting average with 27 home runs and 203 RBI in 576 games in six minor league seasons. He appeared in 20 games with the Cardinals in 2012-13 in his only time in the majors.
Now for the second time in a little over three weeks, his future lies elsewhere.