Monday, June 25, 2018

Joining Oakland, Edwin Jackson Has Now Played For 43.3% Of All MLB Teams

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Right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson has never pitched for the Red Sox—but he's still only 34-years-old, so there's time. Jackson, who was just picked up by the Oakland A's, has now worn the uniforms of thirteen different MLB teams. This ties him with Octavio "Don't Ask" Dotel for the all-time record. In addition to the A's, Jackson has now played for: the Rays, Dodgers, Cubs, Nationals, White Sox, Diamondbacks, Braves, Cardinals, Padres, Orioles, Marlins and Tigers. Whew! And the guy isn't all that horrible to justify his vagabond status—after all, he's got 98 career wins over 15 seasons. His 4.67 ERA isn't egregious, either—or his nearly 1,400 strikeouts. And, he was an All-Star in 2009 with Detroit—winning 13 games that season and pitching over 200 innings. So, if Dave Dombrowski needs an emergency arm down the stretch, we're sure that Billy Beane will allow Jackson to add a 14th jersey to his collection.