​One of the most well-travelled players of the past decade and a half, Edwin Jackson will be ​returning to the same organization he was with the previous year for just the first time since the 2013/2014 seasons with the Cubs.  

Earlier Thursday, it was reported that Jackson signed a minor-league deal to return to the Washington Nationals organization. 

He will be competing for the fifth spot in the Nationals rotation. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark occupy the first four slots.  

Jackson struggled mightily for the Beltway teams last year - pitching to a combined 5.21 ERA for the Nationals and Orioles. However, he has thrown a no-hitter before, so he clearly has potential.

It sure would make for an inspiring comeback story if he makes the ​Nationals rotation and somehow becomes one of their more consistent pitchers next year. 

This is a smart, cost-efficient move by the Nationals. If Jackson works out, they have a good pitcher for cheap, if not, it is as well as they don't have to lose too much.

At worse, this move creates more depth for the Nationals while Joe Ross recovers from Tommy John surgery.