Jackson dealt to Blue Jays, on cusp of historic record
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired pitcher Edwin Jackson from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced on Saturday.
Oakland will receive cash considerations in return.
The deal is a bit reactionary for Toronto as they lost Clay Buchholz to the injured list this week, but it is also one which carries historic significance.
Jackson tied the MLB record last year by pitching for his 13th MLB team in the Athletics. He and former reliever Octavio Dotel are now the only two players in history to pitch for that many teams.
OFFICIAL: We've acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from the @Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 11, 2019
The 16-year @MLB veteran went 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts last season. pic.twitter.com/wQfI2mKz3d
Now if, and when, Jackson pitches for the Blue Jays, he will set a record by pitching for 14 organisations in his career.
Last year, he posted a more than respectable line of 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts at age 34.
He has been in MLB since his age-19 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003.
He has never been with one team for more than three seasons but has still amassed 1,892.1 innings pitched in his career.
He was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts at Triple-A for Oakland before his trade.