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Cubs trade former first-rounder Brett Jackson

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  • The Cubs have parted ways with former first-round draft pick Brett Jackson. They have traded the minor league outfielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was the Cubs' first-round selection in the 2009 amateur draft.

      The Cubs have parted ways with former first-round draft pick Brett Jackson. They have traded the minor league outfielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was the Cubs' first-round selection in the 2009 amateur draft.
    Associated Press File photo, 2012

 
 

There's no doubting that Brett Jackson had gone from prospect to suspect in the Cubs' system.

The Cubs finally cut ties with the former first-round draft pick, sending the center fielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper.

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The trade was made late Thursday night.

Jackson, 26, was playing for the Cubs' Class AAA Iowa affiliate, where he had a hitting line of .210/.298/.348 with 5 home runs, 20 RBI, 24 walks and 94 strikeouts.

The Cubs took him out of the University of California-Berkeley with their first-round pick (31st overall) in the 2009 amateur draft. In a brief trial with the big club in 2012, Jackson hit .175/.303/.342 with 4 homers and 9 RBI. He also had 59 strikeouts in 120 at-bats.

Cooper, 26, was 4-2 this year with a 3.57 ERA in 41 relief appearances between Class AA Mobile and Class AAA Reno. He was named to the Southern League all-star team.

For his minor league career, Cooper is 16-15 with 16 saves and a 3.27 ERA in 192 outings, all in relief, over five seasons.

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