SAN FRANCISCO — Edwin Jackson turned the first player in major league historical past to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut.
The 35-yr-previous proper-hander threw an 88 mph cutter that San Francisco leadoff hitter Joe Panik took for a referred to as strike leading 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 most teams performed. He agreed final month to a minor league contract with the A’s and was 1-zero with a 6.seventy five ERA in three minor league begins.
In addition to the Blue Jays and A’s, Jackson has played 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 massive league begin. He entered with a 104-123 report in 16 massive league seasons.
He gets paid on the price of a $2 million wage whereas within the majors and may earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based mostly on starts: $one hundred fifty,000 each for 15 and 18, and $200,000 for 20.
Left-hander Thomas Pannone was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after going 1-3 with a 6.eighty five ERA in 14 video games for the Blue Jays. Proper-hander Matt Shoemaker was transferred to the 60-day injured listing to open a spot on the forty-man roster.
Toronto has 4 beginning pitchers on the injured listing, together with proper-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).