Last night, Nick Vincent graciously became the answer to a trivia question that will be asked a decade from now when he served up a pitch that Vlad Jr. crushed to centre field for his first Major League home run. This afternoon, we’ll get to witness history again as Edwin Jackson starts for the Blue Jays, the record-setting 14th team in his wild big league career.
ROSTER MOVES: We’ve selected the contract of RHP Edwin Jackson and optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to the @BuffaloBisons.
To make room on our 40-man roster, RHP Matt Shoemaker has been transferred to the 60-day IL. pic.twitter.com/2TyIfkomoC
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 15, 2019
Jackson’s career has been a whirlwind. He’s essentially been the guy who went backpacking to find themselves after graduating and just never stopped. He’s travelled around Major League Baseball, stopping for a cup of coffee with nearly half of the franchises in the league. All told, Jackson has pitched for 13 teams over 16 years, Toronto will be the 14th, he’s had 771 teammates, he’s won the World Series, and he’s thrown a no-hitter.
Jackson was born in Germany, spent the first eight years of his …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation