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Apr 29, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (16) hits during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Stock Trader: Call up Austin Jackson, send down Dustin Ackley

Austin Jackson is just about ready to make his way back up to the Mariners, going 3-5 last night for the Tacoma Rainers. In his seven games with the Rainiers, he is hitting .310 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, an RBI, as well as going 1 for 1 on stolen bases. He has also walked 4 times, which means he is seeing the ball well and that is a good sign.

The Mariners need some stability at the top of the lineup, and Jackson will be able to bring that. He’s a veteran hitter, and having him back in the lineup will bring a huge boost to the Mariners offense.

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Now, I know why some people will question sending down Dustin Ackley, and I understand. I like him, his second half last year shows that he can be an effective MLB player, but right now he looks lost at the plate. Confidence is the biggest key for hitters, and I think a short stint in Triple A could do him well. He could regain his swing a little bit, and have far less pressure on him. Once he does that, the Mariners could bring him back up and figure out what to do with Bloomquist or Weeks from there.

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