Dodgers News: Andre Jackson Changes His Uniform Number for Opening Day
James Outman isn’t the only Dodger changing his number on opening day. Right-handed reliever Andre Jackson will also be switching his digits, going from uniform number 94 to 44 for opening day. Jackson, like Outman, made the opening day roster for the first time in his career.
The last player to wear number 44 was reliever Tommy Kahnle, who signed back with the Yankees this offseason. Jackson will be the 25th player in franchise history to don the number 44. He was the only player to ever wear number 94.
The 26-year-old earned a spot in the bullpen after a stellar spring where he allowed just 2 earned runs over 10 innings. In small sample sizes at the big league level over the last two seasons, Jackson has excelled, posting a 2.11 ERA over 7 games and 21.1 innings pitched. He’ll be relied upon as a long man out of the bullpen to start the season.
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So….. Close games when starter gets knocked out or injured early. As well as extra innings or when pen tired,coming in for 2 or 3 inning save, and ER starts? Probably not much mop up unless pen tired. And No : Holds , set up or save opportunities? ( Unless long save). Am I right, or nah?