The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed 27 year old pitcher Todd Redmond from the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays appear to be stock piling fringe major league arms of late after claiming Guillermo Moscoso earlier last week. Redmond was immediately optioned to Triple A Buffalo with injured pitcher Drew Hutchison being placed on the 60-day disabled list to free up the roster spot for Redmond.
Redmond was vying for a job with the Orioles and had posted a 2-0 record with a 5.63 in eight innings pitched this spring. He had fallen victim to the long ball in Grapefruit League action surrendering three homers in this limited action. The Orioles had claimed Redmond off waivers in February from the Cincinnati Reds who had previously acquired him from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for infielder Paul Janish.
The right handed Redmond made his major league debut in 2012 albeit a brief one tossing 3.1 innings allowing four runs on seven hits as a member of the Reds. The former 39th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates is 71-61 with a 3.58 earned run average in 1185 career minor league innings pitched at various levels. It is unknown what role Redmond will play in Buffalo, but he does have 200 career minor league starts.
The Blue Jays continue to look for ways to add additional depth and tinker with their 40 man roster as opening day looms closer.
Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports. Follow and interact with him on Twitter at @MLBHotCorner.