Cubs acquire Austin Jackson from Mariners

Austin Jackson

Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson celebrates with teammates after scoring on a single by Kyle Seager during a game against the White Sox on Aug. 30, 2015.

(Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named.

Jeff Kingston, the Mariners’ interim general manager, announced the trade Monday night. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Jackson will be eligible for the postseason if the Cubs get that far.

Jackson, 28, was traded from Detroit to Seattle in July 2014.

The Mariners also got money for an international draft slot.


Yankees’ Mark Teixeira to undergo tests

First baseman Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees will have more tests on his bruised right shin, Manager Joe Girardi said.

Teixeira sat out the three-game weekend series in Atlanta. He is hitting .255 with 31 home runs and 79 runs batted in.

Mark Shapiro to join Blue Jays


Mark Shapiro, president of the Cleveland Indians, will become president and chief executive of the Toronto Blue Jays after this season.

Shapiro, 48, had several roles in nearly 24 years with the Indians. He will replace Paul Beeston, the Blue Jays’ chief executive, who is retiring and called it a “unique opportunity.”

The Indians, who haven’t won the World Series since 1948, reached the playoffs twice with Shapiro in charge.

The ownership of the Blue Jays said it would “love” to keep General Manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract.

Anthopoulos, whose contract expires in October, has been the club’s GM since October 2009.

He didn’t reply to a message seeking comment.

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