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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: First-rounder Alex Jackson hit in face by line drive

By on 7/22/2014 03:29:00 PM

Seattle Mariners catcher/outfielder Alex Jackson underwent X-rays on Monday after being struck in the face by a line drive, reports Jake Seiner of

Jackson suffered the injury after losing a line drive in the lights in right field during Monday night’s rookie-level Arizona League game. The team announced that Jackson has a small fracture of the maxillary antrum in his sinus area.

Director of Minor League Operations Chris Gwynn said Jackson is fortunate the injury wasn’t more serious, although he will miss some time.
He's doing okay. It's supposed to be not really too bad. When you think about it, he could have got hit in the eye or other different places that could have been worse. We're having him see our specialist and we'll see where it goes. Right now, we don't think it's that bad. He's going to rest for a while and see some doctors.
The Mariners selected Jackson sixth overall in June’s draft after he established himself as one of the top high-school hitters in the nation. Jackson has an .833 OPS through 20 games in the Arizona League.

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