Quick. Name all of the teams that Edwin Jackson has played for. It’s probably easier to name the ones he hasn’t.
The storied career of E Jax continues by the bay when he gets called up by the Oakland Athletics tomorrow. Inked to a minor league deal just a few weeks back, the A’s will be Jackson’s 13th big league team in his soon-to-be 16th year of his big league career, tying Octavio Dotel’s record set in 2012 when he signed on with the Detroit Tigers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Jackson in the sixth round on the 2001 MLB Draft out of high school in Columbus, Georgia. Just two short years later, Jackson was in the big leagues at the age of 19. He then traveled cross country to the Rays, spent a year in Detroit where he earned his lone All Star nod of his career, then, in a rapid fire of moves went from Arizona to the White Sox to St. Louis to Washington until finally landing with the Cubs for longer than a year. The Braves, Miami, Padres and Baltimore round out the 12 teams in which Jackson has thrown a big league pitch.
Jackson has a record of 98-120 with a 4.67 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 1388 strikeouts in 1800.1 innings. The A’s rotation is suffering from a few injuries, so Jackson should have a few opportunities until it’s inevitably on to the next stop of the Big League E Jax Express.