NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Bees have added another former big league player to their roster.
The team announced the signing of infielder Ryan Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. Jackson spent parts of three seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Ryan has had success in this league and will bring Major League experience to our clubhouse,” Bees general manager Brad Smith said in a statement. “He has the ability to play all over the diamond and we look forward to his contributions to our club.”
Jackson joins the Bees during his third season in the Atlantic League. He began the season with the Sugar Land Skeeters, appearing in 53 games and posting a .251 batting average.
The 31-year-old was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft and made is Major League debut in 2012. He reached the big leagues again the next season and with the Dodgers in 2015. Overall, Jackson has appeared in a total of 42 MLB games, hitting .061.
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