Edwin Jackson officially joins Blue Jays, setting stage for record

Written by on May 15, 2019

TORONTO — Right-hander Edwin Jackson is poised to set a major-league record on Wednesday for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jackson was selected to the Blue Jays’ roster on Wednesday morning, clearing the way for him to pitch for a record 14th major-league team when he makes the start for Toronto in San Francisco against the Giants.

The 35-year-old was acquired by the Blue Jays from Oakland on Saturday for US $30,000. He made three minor-league starts for the Athletics this season, two at triple-A and one at class A.

To make room for Jackson on the 25-man roster, left-hander Thomas Pannone was optioned to triple-A Buffalo.

To make room for him on the 40-man roster, right-hander Matt Shoemaker was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

The Canadian Press


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