Edwin Jackson is set to start for the A's, his MLB-record-tying 13th team
Back on June 6, the A's announced that they had signed Edwin Jackson to a Minor League contract. Not a particularly noteworthy move on its face, sure, but longtime readers of Cut4 realized that it put some MLB history within reach: Oakland marked Jackson's 13th organization over 15 big league seasons -- leaving the veteran righty just a phone call away from tying Octavio Dotel's all-time record.
Just a few short weeks later, we're pleased to report that the day has finally come: The A's have called Jackson up, and he's now set to take the hill for Oakland's game against the Tigers on Monday afternoon.
The full list, for those keeping score at home: Dodgers, Rays, Tigers, D-backs, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals, Cubs, Braves, Marlins, Padres, Orioles and A's. That's a lot of frequent flyer miles.