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Edwin Jackson: 8 teams and counting

April 02, 2013|By Scott Bolohan | For RedEye

Edwin Jackson born Sept. 9, 1983 in Neu-Ulm, West Germany. He moved to Columbus, Ga., at age 8, but it was hardly the last time he moved. Jackson reflected on each of his stops in baseball.

2001: Drafted by the L.A. Dodgers

Sept. 9, 2003: Makes his major league debut with the team.

"L.A., I love the weather. The Dodgers fan base is amazing. The stadium was full of people in Dodger jerseys always. Night after night it was a great place to play."

Jan. 14, 2006: Traded to Tampa Bay

"We had one of the most fun teams I've played on. We went from not winning a lot of games to the World Series in 2008."

Dec. 10, 2008: Traded to Detroit

"Detroit was fun as well. It was probably my best season. We had a great team. I went to the All-Star Game and so did a lot of my teammates. I had some family who lived in the area, so it was nice to go over to their house too."

Dec. 9, 2010: Traded to Arizona

"I threw my no-hitter there. That's a crazy journey, crazy season. It was one of those situations where we weren't always winning games, but you learn how to battle through that."

July 30, 2010: Traded to the White Sox

"I had a great second half, had some fun coming in and chasing that [AL Central] championship. The most country music I've ever listened to was in Chicago with Jake Peavy and John Danks there. They had a lot of country singers going on there in the clubhouse."

July 27, 2011: Traded to Toronto, then immediately dealt to St. Louis

"In St. Louis I had a chance to get a championship ring. That was a crazy season. Winning the World Series is something I'll never forget."

Feb. 2, 2012: Signs a one-year deal with Washington

"It was exciting to see the city the way it was. Every game was pretty much packed. People were walking around and actually talking about baseball everywhere. I'm not sure what it was like before but I can't imagine [without] it like that. We had a really fun season."

Jan. 2, 2013: Signs a four year-deal with the Cubs

"It's been an easy transition. They have a great clubhouse."

Scott Bolohan is a RedEye special contributor.

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