After losing Clay Buchholz to the injured list, the Blue Jays desperately needed more starters. Word was spreading that the Jays were looking externally for help, and it appears as if they found it.
OFFICIAL: We've acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from the @Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 11, 2019
The 16-year @MLB veteran went 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts last season. pic.twitter.com/wQfI2mKz3d
Jackson enjoyed a renaissance last season at the age of 34, posting a 3.33 ERA across 92 IP. His 0.8 WAR was his best season since 2013.— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) May 11, 2019
He’s made two starts for A’s in Triple-A this year, running up an 8.38 ERA.#BlueJays
The last trade Edwin Jackson was part of came on July 27, 2011 when the Blue Jays traded him to the Cardinals. He has been with seven organizations since.— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) May 11, 2019
It sounds like Jackson will make his first start on Wednesday in San Francisco.
Welcome (back) to the Blue Jays, Edwin!