CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment.
Jackson, 31, was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved to the bullpen near the end of last season.
Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said the team would ''really like'' to make a move before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, and he gave some hints about which direction the team is looking to go.
''I do think if we do something on the bigger end it'll involve players that will help us beyond this year