Free agent pitcher Edwin Jackson has found a new home, agreeing to terms with the Chicago Cubs. As is the Cubs’ practice, the well-traveled right-hander did not receive no-trade protection in his four-year, $52 million deal.
The Cubs will be the eighth major league team that Jackson has played for, in a career that began with the Dodgers in 2003.
Like many baseball writers, ESPN’s Jayson Stark has been thinking and commenting about the signing and Jackson’s well-traveled status.
On Friday, Stark tweeted this:
“All these pitchers with 8+ teams started at least once in 2012: Miguel Batista (11), Kip Wells (9), Marquis (8) & (of course) Jamie Moyer”
Only one club of the 23 different franchises to have employed at least one of these five pitchers is the BINGO winner by having been the one-time home of all five – the St. Louis Cardinals.
Pitchers to have started at least one game in 2012 and to play for eight or more teams