Blue Jays’ Edwin Jackson designated for assignment, Waguespack recalled

Edwin-Jackson

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto Thursday June 6, 2019. (Fred Thornhill / CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have designated right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment after struggling through eight appearances with the team.

Jackson posted a 1-5 record with a 11.12 earned-run average this season with the Blue Jays, who acquired him from the Oakland Athletics in May.

The 35-year-old was recently activated off the injured list after dealing with a lower back strain.

Toronto recalled right-hander Jacob Waguespack in a corresponding move and he will start Tuesday’s matchup against the Boston Red Sox.

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