Octavio Dotel

Newest Oriole Edwin Jackson, an old hand, is ready to fill a variety of pitching roles

Newest Oriole Edwin Jackson, an old hand, is ready to fill a variety of pitching roles

In each of the past 15 years, right-hander Edwin Jackson has found a major league home, and as he joined the Orioles — his 12th major league club — Wednesday, he was appointed to fill an important bullpen need.

This time, it took a little longer to get back to the majors. The 33-year-old went through spring training unsigned, and when he signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on April 5, he still had to climb an organizational depth chart that was filled with optionable relievers.

The Orioles selected Jackson's contract from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, a move that was expedited by an opt-out clause in his minor league deal that went into effect this week. The Orioles...

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