Report: Giants Agree to Multi-year Deal With OF Austin Jackson

SAN FRANCISCO -- It appears the overhaul of the Giants' outfield is complete.

The Giants agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with center fielder Austin Jackson on Monday, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The team did not immediately confirm the deal, but per Heyman, clauses could take it up to $8.5 million. Those figures would be in line with the goal of staying under the luxury tax threshold.

Jackson was worth 1.9 WAR last season while posting a .869 OPS for the Cleveland Indians. He mashed left-handed pitching, batting .352 in 122 at-bats. That trait could allow Jackson to platoon with Steven Duggar if he's ready early in the season. 

Jackson is the clear frontrunner now to start in center field on opening day and help fix a glaring defensive issue. Andrew McCutchen has already been installed as the new right fielder and Hunter Pence will slide over to left.

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