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Austin Jackson cleared waivers, drawing interest from clubs

The Seattle outfielder has cleared waivers and can be traded to any team.

Seattle outfielder Austin Jackson has cleared revocable trade waivers and has been discussed recently in trade talks, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

The 28-year-old has had a rough time since being traded to Seattle as part of a three-team trade last summer that saw David Price get shipped to Detroit. This season, Jackson has slashed .259/.302/.365 to go with seven home runs. Jackson will be a free agent this winter.

Between 2010 and 2013, Jackson was a top of the lineup speed threat that provided good defense. Over the course of those three seasons, he hit to the tune of a .278/.344/.416 line to go along with good defense (a 4.7 rWAR in that span).

Jackson is owed about $1.725 million on the $7.7 million that he got from arbitration this winter, and teams may be hesitant on paying the full amount. His numbers are down and while he's not at platoon status yet, he would probably serve as a fourth outfielder on any team that trades for him.

The Giants have been in the market for outfielders, even after acquiring Marlon Byrd. Plus there are several teams that are looking to improve their roster before August 31st and help themselves make that final playoff push.