Edwin Jackson's 16-year journey through the major leagues is unlike any other in baseball history.
The Blue Jays acquired the right-hander from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations on Saturday, and when he takes the mound for Toronto, it will be his 14th major league organization — the most by any player and almost half of the 30 major league teams.
Jackson tied the record, held by former pitcher Octavio Dotel, when he was traded to the A's last June.
He has not appeared in a major-league game in 2019 but had a renaissance with Oakland last season, going 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts.
Edwin Jackson pitched for the Athletics in 2018. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)
Since his debut in 2003 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he had played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles and A's. He's never spent more than three seasons with one club.
Jackson was actually a member of the Blue Jays for one day. He was traded by the White Sox to Toronto on June 27, 2011, but traded on the same day by the Blue Jays to the Cardinals.
Jackson has started 305 of his 394 career major league games and tossed a no-hitter with the Diamondbacks in 2010.
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