SAN FRANCISCO — Edwin Jackson turned the primary participant in main league historical past to play for 14 groups when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut.
The 35-year-old right-hander threw an 88 mph cutter that San Francisco leadoff hitter Joe Panik took for a referred to as strike main off the underside of the primary inning on Wednesday.
Toronto acquired Jackson from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday for $30,000.
Jackson had been tied with Octavio Dotel for many groups performed. He agreed final month to a minor league contract with the A’s and was 1-Zero with a 6.75 ERA in three minor league begins.
Along with the Blue Jays and A’s, Jackson has performed for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Arizona, the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis, Washington, the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, Miami, San Diego and Baltimore.
Jackson made his 306th large league begin. He entered with a 104-123 file in 16 large league seasons.
He will get paid on the price of a $2 million wage whereas within the majors and may earn $500,000 in efficiency bonuses primarily based on begins: $150,000 every for 15 and 18, and $200,000 for 20.
Left-hander Thomas Pannone was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after going 1-Three with a 6.85 ERA in 14 video games for the Blue Jays. Proper-hander Matt Shoemaker was transferred to the 60-day injured record to open a spot on the 40-man roster.
Toronto has 4 beginning pitchers on the injured record, together with right-handers Clay Buchholz (shoulder) and Shoemaker (out for the season after knee surgical procedure), and left-handers Ryan Borucki (elbow) and Clayton Richard (proper knee).