Luke Jackson lifted yesterday for illness, expected to make his next start

Reggie Jackson, because we don't have a picture of Luke Jackson in the database - Malcolm Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Minor league RHP Luke Jackson was lifted yesterday after one inning, but there's no cause for alarm

Per our own Tepid Participation (and others, but mainly TP), Rangers minor league pitching prospect Luke Jackson was lifted from yesterday's start after one inning for precautionary reasons because of a mild illness.

Jackson, 21, is off to a strong start for high-A Myrtle Beach, putting up a 1.27 ERA in 21.1 innings, striking out 24, walking 9, and allowing 18 hits (1 HR) and 3 runs on the season.

There was some concern that Jackson may have left yesterday's game so early because of an injury, but that's apparently not the case.

The righthander was an above-slot signing as a sandwich pick in the 2010 draft, and is considered to be one of the higher-ceiling pitching prospects the Rangers have. He split last season between Hickory and Myrtle Beach, and could end up pitching in AA Frisco before too long if he keeps pitching like he has so far this season.

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