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How Giants' bullpen depth led to Jay Jackson trade to Braves

A year ago at this time, a player coming off the kind of year Jay Jackson just had for the Giants would have been an easy fit for the roster. Hell, it might have made him a sneaky late-innings candidate.

Jackson had a 3.74 ERA in 23 appearances and struck out 11.6 batters per nine innings, but the Giants found themselves so stacked with right-handed relief options down the stretch that the veteran didn't make their postseason roster. The Giants picked up his option after the season, but when they needed the roster spot last week, Jackson was DFA'd and subsequently traded to the Atlanta Braves.