Originally written on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 12/21/12
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 Jackson (8) Batista (11) Wells (9) Marquis (...
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