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Edwin Jackson rejoins A's on Minors deal

April 12, 2019

Edwin Jackson and the A's officially agreed to a Minor League deal on Friday, bringing back the right-hander who went 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts with the club last year. Oakland is Jackson's 13th club in his career, which is tied with former big league pitcher Octavio

Edwin Jackson and the A's officially agreed to a Minor League deal on Friday, bringing back the right-hander who went 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts with the club last year.

Oakland is Jackson's 13th club in his career, which is tied with former big league pitcher Octavio Dotel for the most in Major League history.

The Athletics went 14-3 in his starts overall, and 56-27 from the date of his first outing on June 25 through the rest of the season as they charged to an AL Wild Card spot.

“Performance is one thing, and you look at the performance and the record of the team when he was here,” A's manager Bob Melvin said. “But man, what he meant on the off-days when he wasn’t pitching. He’s the biggest cheerleader. He had a great record taking up the lineup card. Just all those things, and one of the guys everybody just rallied around. There’s certain guys that are a little bit more important in the clubhouse. And from Day 1 that he got here, he was that impactful.”