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Blue Jays To Recall Scott Copeland

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The Blue Jays have recalled right-handed pitcher Scott Copeland, as per the team's twitter account. A corresponding roster move will be made tomorrow, with Todd Redmond figuring to be the odd man out.

Copeland has gotten off to a solid start for AAA Buffalo, posting a 3.18 FIP in six starts. He has also appeared in two games for the major league team thus far, pitching three scoreless innings. He will likely be used as a long reliever, providing John Gibbons with an innings eater out of the bullpen.

With five relievers pitching in today's game, the Jays were in need of a fresh arm. Copeland last pitched for Buffalo on May 14th, giving up four earned runs in a six-inning start. It will be interesting to see how long Copeland lasts on the major league roster. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopolous has been known to make a ton of roster moves, so Copeland may not be away from the Buffalo Bisons for long. If it is Todd Redmond as the odd man out, he will once again be exposed to waivers as an out-of-options player.