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Jackson headed to Toronto, his record 14th team

Well-traveled veteran expected to join rotation next week
@gregorMLB
May 11, 2019

TORONTO -- Edwin Jackson is on the verge of setting a Major League record after the Blue Jays acquired the veteran right-hander from Oakland on Saturday afternoon, in a move announced during the game the Blue Jays would lose to the White Sox, 7-2.

TORONTO -- Edwin Jackson is on the verge of setting a Major League record after the Blue Jays acquired the veteran right-hander from Oakland on Saturday afternoon, in a move announced during the game the Blue Jays would lose to the White Sox, 7-2.

When Jackson makes his Toronto debut, the Blue Jays will become the 14th big league organization he has played for. That would become the highest number of teams any player has played for in Major League history, breaking a current tie with Octavio Dotel at 13.

Jackson is expected to join the Blue Jays rotation at some point next week, likely in time for Wednesday's road game in San Francisco. Toronto currently has just three starters in the rotation with Clay Buchholz and Clayton Richard currently on the 10-day injured list.

Toronto previously acquired Jackson prior to the 2011 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but he remained with the club only for a matter of minutes before getting swapped to St. Louis as part of a multi-player trade for outfielder Colby Rasmus. Jackson never appeared in a game for the Blue Jays.

Jackson broke into the Major Leagues in 2003 and he enjoyed a bit of a renaissance last season after posting a 3.33 ERA over 17 starts. The 35-year-old did not make Oakland's 25-man roster this season and instead he made a pair of starts at Triple-A while registering an 8.38 ERA.

The former sixth-round pick in the 2001 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers is 104-123 with a 4.60 ERA over parts of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook.