Report: A's to be Jackson's record-tying 13th team

Edwin Jackson is on the verge becoming one of baseball's greatest vagabonds.

The 34-year-old right-hander will be called up by the Oakland A's for a Monday start against the Tigers in Detroit, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Most notable about the pending transaction is that Jackson would appear for a 13th major league club, tying the record set by former reliever Octavio Dotel.

Oakland needs an extra starter after playing a doubleheader Friday against the Chicago White Sox. The A's have five starting pitchers on the disabled list -- Brett Anderson, Trevor Cahill, Andrew Triggs, Jharel Cotton and Daniel Gossett -- and Daniel Mengden exited his Saturday start due to a foot ailment.

Jackson signed a minor league deal with the A's on June 6 after opening the season with the Washington Nationals' Triple-A Syracuse affiliate. Between Syracuse and Oakland's Triple-A Nashville affiliate, Jackson is 4-3 with a 3.53 ERA in 13 starts this year.

Jackson went 5-6 with a 5.21 ERA in 16 appearances (13 starts) for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington last season. He exercised his June 1 opt-out clause after making 10 starts for Syracuse.

Edwin Jackson pitching for 13 different MLB teams
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Edwin Jackson pitching for 13 different MLB teams
LOS ANGELES - September 17: Edwin Jackson #36 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 17, 2003 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JUNE 2: Pitcher Edwin Jackson #36 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays walks off the field against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field on June 2, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Edwin Jackson (36) throws in the first inning agaisnt the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
PHOENIX - JUNE 13: Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson #36 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on June 13, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cardinals 7-5. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - APRIL 07: Edwin Jackson #33 of Chicago White Sox walks off the mound during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 07, 2011 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Rays 5-1. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Catcher Yadier Molina #4 and starting pitcher Edwin Jackson #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals walk across the field from the bull pen for prior to the start of Game Six of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on October 16, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Edwin Jackson #33 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Edwin Jackson #36 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Edwin Jackson #34 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 5-2. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Edwin Jackson of the Miami Marlins poses for photos on media day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 5: Edwin Jackson #33 of the San Diego Padres, center, is congratulated after pitching in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at PETCO Park on September 5, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 07: Edwin Jackson #28 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 7, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won 9-6. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 25: Edwin Jackson #37 of the Oakland Athletics throws a first inning pitch while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 25, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Since spending his first three seasons in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jackson has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays (three seasons), Detroit Tigers (one), Arizona Diamondbacks (less than one), Chicago White Sox (one), St. Louis Cardinals (less than one), Washington (two part-year stints), Chicago Cubs (two-plus), Atlanta Braves (less than one), Miami Marlins (less than one), San Diego Padres (less than one) and Baltimore (less than one).

The Germany native made his lone All-Star appearance with Detroit in 2009, when he went 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA. Jackson threw a no-hitter for the D-backs in 2010.

For his 15-season career, Jackson is 98-120 with a 4.67 ERA in 377 games (288 starts).

--Field Level Media

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