The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded pitcher Jay Jackson to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations. The 26-year-old right-hander has pitched all season at Indianapolis, posting a 4.89 ERA over 84.2 innings. Jackson was signed as a minor league free agent in the off-season. He has been used in both relief and as a starter, making 12 starts and 13 relief appearances. He has 87 strikeouts, a .270 BAA and an 0.65 GO/AO ratio.
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.