Jackson takes mound for 14th team, sets record


Edwin Jackson set a major league record by pitching for his 14th team when he made his debut for the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Jackson, who was acquired by Toronto from the Oakland Athletics for cash last week, made the first appearance of his 17th big league season against the San Francisco Giants.

The right-hander broke the tie that he had shared with Octavio Dotel of 13 teams.

He signed a minor league contract with Oakland last month and was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in three games — two at Triple-A and one at Class A.

Jackson has gone 104-123 with a 4.60 ERA in 394 career games. He made his big league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003 and also pitched for Tampa Bay, Detroit, the Chicago White Sox, Arizona, St. Louis, Washington, the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, San Diego, Miami, Baltimore and Oakland.

He was 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts for the Athletics last season.

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