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Edwin Jackson pitches for 14th team, sets new record

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Edwin Jackson made his Blue Jays debut on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, four days after the club acquired him from the Athletics. In doing so, he suited up for his 14th different major league team, setting a new record.

Jackson had previously been tied with reliever Octavio Dotel, having pitched for 13 different teams each. Jackson was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft. He would go on to pitch for the Rays, Tigers, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals, Cubs, Braves, Marlins, Padres, and Orioles before joining the A’s last year.

Jackson, 35, hadn’t pitched in the majors this year, but made a start with High-A Stockton and two with Triple-A Las Vegas in the Athletics’ organization prior to the trade. He was quite good for the A’s last year, though, posting a 3.33 ERA in 92 innings spanning 17 starts. The rebuilding Blue Jays don’t necessarily care whether or not Jackson can revisit that success; they’re more interested in his ability to soak up innings throughout the year.

Anthony Rizzo to wear walking boot for five to seven days

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo suffered what appeared to be an awful injury during Sunday’s game against the Pirates, twisting his ankle while attempting to field a bunt. An MRI revealed that he has a lateral sprain of his right ankle, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for five to seven days before being reevaluated.

Given that there are only two weeks left in the regular season, it seems doubtful Rizzo would be able to return to aid the Cubs’ NL Wild Card chase. The club entered Monday leading the second Wild Card by a game over the Brewers.

Rizzo, 30, is batting .289/.404/.516 with 26 home runs, 93 RBI, and 88 runs scored in 592 plate appearances on the year. Victor Caratini started at first base for Monday’s game against the Reds. The Cubs may also use Ian Happ, Willson Contreras, and Jonathan Lucroy at first base while Rizzo is out.