The Mariners have traded outfielder Austin Jackson to the Cubs

By SI Wire
August 31, 2015

The Seattle Mariners have traded outfielder Austin Jackson to the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Monday.

In exchange for Jackson, the Mariners will receive a player to be named and the Cubs' final international bonus slot, which equals $211,000, according to ESPN's Shannon Drayer.

Jackson is batting .272 with eight home runs, 38 RBIs and 15 stolen bases this season.

With Cubs rightfielder Jorge Soler expected to miss nearly one month on the disabled list, Jackson will likely fill the void left in Chicago's outfield. 

Jackson, 28, will become a free agent at the end of the season.

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