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Dodgers News: Andre Jackson Talks Emotions of Making Opening Day Roster

The Los Angeles Dodgers were coming into the 2023 season with many more young players than they’ve had in the past. Even though we’re only five games in, those young players are already making ahuge impact. One of the young players to make LA’s Opening Day roster was their young right-handed pitcher Andre Jackson.

Jackson has appeared in seven games for the Boys in Blue in the past two seasons, but it was always due to injured arms out of the pen or starting rotation. However, this season started differently for the right-hander as he made the Opening Day roster, and made his season debut on Saturday.

The 26-year-old made an appearance on the MLB Network Radio and expressed his excitement to make the roster and the emotions that came with it.

“There’s nothing to describe it,” Jackson said. “To hear that you’re going to make the Opening Day roster, that was the bucket list thing. … Emotions were pretty crazy.”

Jackson earned his spot on the roster with an incredible spring training. In the Cactus League, the righty pitched in five games and had an ERA of 1.80 with 12 strikeouts and a 1.10 WHIP in 10 innings. He picked up right where he left off in the 2022 season, where he had an ERA of 1.86 and nine strikeouts in four games.

Jackson looked good on Saturday, and if he continues to dominate the way he has, he will be one of LA’s best arms on the team. Keep up the job work, Andre!

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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