The Oakland Athletics have called up pitcher Edwin Jackson from the minor leagues and he will be their starting pitcher on Monday night. Why is this news? This will be a record tying 13th different major league baseball team that Edwin Jackson has played for- tying the record of retired pitcher Octavio Dotel who pitched for 13 teams during his career which lasted from 1999 to 2013.
Jackson, a right handed pitcher- has a career record of 98-120 with a 4.67 ERA in 377 career games. His career runs like this- 2003- LA Dodgers, 2006- Tampa Bay, 2009-Detroit, 2010 Arizona, 2010 Chicago White Sox, 2011- St. Louis, 2012- Washington, 2013- Chicago Cubs, 2015- Atlanta, 2016-Miami 2016- San Diego, 2017 Baltimore and tomorrow Oakland. At age 34 he still has a good shot of adding another team and having the record to himself. With all those travels you’d think he’d have some interesting stories to tell.