Jackson out of lineup to rest sore ribs

Jackson out of lineup to rest sore ribs

Jackson out of lineup to rest sore ribs
ARLINGTON -- The A's Conor Jackson was out of the lineup on Sunday with sore ribs after a collision at first base in the ninth inning on Saturday with Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.

Jackson hadn't hit in the batting cages when he talked to the media before the game, so he was unsure whether he would be available as a pinch-hitter. But he does expect to be back in the starting lineup after the four-day All-Star break.

"There are a million things that could have happened there," Jackson said. "I got out of it pretty fortunate. I took a good shot to the ribs. I've never had a rib issue. It's not broken. Just took a Mike Tyson jab."

Jackson was reaching for the ball up the left-field line and had to come off the bag for a lofted throw from second baseman Jemile Weeks. Andrus crashed into Jackson and fell on top of him. Both players were able to remain in the game.