Multiple teams are interested in Edwin Jackson, including the Nationals, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Nationals are trying to obtain pitching for Adam Dunn and flip that pitching to the Diamondbacks for Jackson.
The D’Backs seek a durable starter in any deal for Jackson and they should have suitors to choose from this week. Rosenthal reports that two to three clubs other than the Nationals are pursuing Jackson. Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reported on Twitter that the D'Backs would have to be "overwhelmed" to deal Jackson, but they would certainly consider it.
"If we could get a player back that could help at the major league level immediately, as well as help restock the farm system, we would listen," CEO Derrick Hall recently told MLB.com's Steve Gilbert.
Jackson has a 5.01 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 this season, plus a no-hitter. The 26-year-old has about $1.5MM remaining on his contract this year and will earn $8.35MM in 2011.