Veteran hurler Edwin Jackson says he’s planning to pitch again in 2020, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweets. The 36-year-old has already thrown in parts of 17 seasons with 14 different teams — an MLB record he set last year.
Jackson was once a prized young hurler and a high-quality veteran. He had already moved around a fair bit when he finally landed a big, multi-year deal with the Cubs back in 2013.
Unfortunately, E-Jax fell short of expectations in Chicago. He has since morphed into the game’s ultimate journeyman, logging big league innings with nine organizations in a span of just five campaigns.
Through nearly two thousand MLB frames, Jackson carries a 4.78 ERA. He hucked 92 frames of 3.33 ERA ball with the A’s in 2018 but limped to a 9.58 ERA in 2019 with the Blue Jays and Tigers. While interested teams will surely not expect a return to that ’18 uptick, there is still some appeal to the durable and highly respected veteran, who works in the 93 to 94 mph range with his fastball and would be a valuable mentor to younger pitchers.