Pitcher Edwin Jackson and the Diamondbacks have agreed to a two-year extension worth 13.35 million dollars, according to SI.com. Jackson is coming off a 13-9 season in Detroit with a 3.62 ERA and 161 strike outs.
This is certainly a positive outcome for Edwin Jackson and the Diamondbacks, who secure him on their payroll for the next two seasons. If Jackson pitches well, it is possible he and Dan Haren will lead the rotation and Brandon Webb will be moved for younger prospects.
Webb is already throwing in spring training and is expected to be healthy for Opening Day. He could be moved at the trade deadline if he can put together a strong first half. The Yankees reportedly had some interest in Webb during the offseason.