Edwin Jackson became the first player in major-league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut Wednesday.

The 35-year-old right-hander allowed three runs — two earned — and six hits in five innings against the San Francisco Giants. He struck out two, walked one, hit a batter and left after 77 pitches with the score 3-3. The Giants won 4-3.

Toronto acquired Jackson from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday for $30,000. He began his tenure with his new team by throwing an 88 mph cutter that Joe Panik took for a called strike.

Jackson had been tied with Octavio Dotel for most teams. Jackson agreed last month to a minor-league contract with the A's and was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in three minor-league starts.

In addition to the Blue Jays and A's, Jackson has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Arizona, the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis, Washington, the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, Miami, San Diego and Baltimore.

Jackson made his 306th big-league start. He entered with a 104-123 record in 16 big-league seasons.

He gets paid at the rate of a $2 million salary while in the majors and can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on starts: $150,000 each for 15 and 18, and $200,000 for 20.

 

Rangers make moves

The Texas Rangers placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the injured list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville amid a flurry of roster moves Wednesday.

Left-hander Jeffrey Springs was also recalled from Nashville and right-hander Wei-Chieh Huang sent to the same club before the Rangers played the middle game of their three-game set against the Kansas City Royals.

Andrus hurt his hamstring while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning of the series opener Tuesday night. Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he thinks Andrus should be ready to come back within 10 days, but he wants to make sure the injury is fully healed.

Andrus, who was hitting .325 with six homers and 26 RBI, had started a team-high 38 games. The only one he missed came against Oakland on April 24, when he was hit by a pitch and bruised his hand.

 

Around the bases

The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sano from his rehabilitation assignment, nearly four months after he suffered a severe cut on his right heel. ... The Atlanta Braves placed center fielder Ender Inciarte on the 10-day injured list, called up top prospect Austin Riley and designated struggling reliever Jesse Biddle for assignment. ... Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta left in the fifth inning Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates after suffering tightness in his upper shoulder and back.