Arizona Diamondbacks signs Edwin Jackson, Jon Jay and 2 other minor league agreements
The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the signing of a pair of familiar faces for minor league agreements.
Edwin Jackson, who launched an unsuccessful game for Arizona in 2010, and Jon Jay, a gardener who played for the Diamondbacks in 2018, was signed on Monday and invited to train in the spring with the club.
Arizona also brought catcher John Hicks and gardener Trayce Thompson and also invited them to train in the spring.
Jackson, 36, pitched for a record 14 MLB teams in his career. It was acquired by the Diamondbacks in December 2009 during the exchange that sent Max Scherzer to the Detroit Tigers.
He started a hitting game against Tampa Bay on June 25, 2020, throwing 149 shots in stride.
The D-Backs initially acquired Jay, 34, from the Royals in June 2018, and spent the rest of the season with the club, reaching 0.235 / .304 / .325 with two homers in 84 games. He joined the White Sox in 2019 and placed a similar cut line in 47 games while losing considerable time with tension in his right hip.
Hicks, 30, has spent a great deal of time with the Tigers in each of the past three years, splitting time between the receiver and the first base.
Thompson, 28, has spent sporadic time in the big leagues with the White Sox, Dodgers and athletics since 2015. However, he did not appear in the majors last year, playing 89 games for the Affiliate Triple-A of the Indians and hitting .219 / .294 / .482 with 24 circuits in 89 games.
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