Depending on how closely you follow Chicago Cubs prospects, you may have noticed that outfielder Brett Jackson stopped playing baseball a couple weeks ago when he and fellow prospect Chris Archer were playing in the Pan Am games for the U.S. team in Puerto Rico. Turns out that Jackson was dealing with a right ankle sprain, and while he was scheduled to play in the Arizona Fall League, he was noticeably absent from Mesa’s games.
Fortunately he returned this week, and all sounds to be well.
In his third game for the Mesa Solar Sox, Jackson hit a two-run single in the fifth inning against Scottsdale pitcher Jason Stoffel. Jackson promptly stole second base and scored on a single.
“Fortunately, it’s rebounded nicely,” Jackson said before the game. “I hit first base funny and my foot kind of gave. It was a goofy injury. I’ve been fortunate that I have not had that many injuries and been able to rebound.” Chicago Breaking Sports.
Jackson is hoping to take the Starlin Castro path to the Majors in 2011 – (1) show some dominance in the AFL, (2) show some competence in Spring Training, and (3) show some more dominance for a month or two in the minors.