Called up for a spot start one day ago, Todd Redmond's usefulness to the Blue Jays have run out and thus he was designated for assignment again to make room for the second coming of Scott Copeland, the team announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Roster Move: RHP Todd Redmond has been designated for assignment as corresponding move for Copeland.— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 19, 2015
The good news for Redmond is that he will be getting around $2700 a day for his start plus every day that he spends in DFA limbo, a nice boost to whatever he was getting in triple-A. Not a bad birthday gift for him. Should Redmond pass through waivers and get outrighted back to the minors, he could opt for free agency and sign elsewhere, or he could pull a Steve Tolleson and use the election of free agency as a technique to return to the club before the ten-day minimum.
There really isn't much more to write about this.
Congratulations Scott C. (our Scott C., although Copeland also deserves congratulations) for predicting the correct lineup in his Game Preview.
Tonight's lineup vs LAA (7:07pm start), presented by @MajesticOnField pic.twitter.com/rWTF3uUUD3— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 19, 2015
The bad news is that Devon Travis is still out.
Buffalo won a nail-biter 5-4 game against the Colombus Clippers in 11 innings with closer Bo Schultz picking up a three-inning win after blowing a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth while power-hitter Ryan Schimpf came in for the save. Usually, position players aren't asked to pitch in high-leverage situations but the Bisons simply ran out of arms after a short four-inning start by Felix Doubront.
Schimpf lobbed 24 pitches at around 70 mph and nine of them went for strikes. He walked the bases loaded but managed to close the game unscathed due to a well-timed check-swing grounder and two weak flyouts. Look how happy he was after the final out was recorded.
In the "bad news" category, both Dalton Pompey and Caleb Gindl left the game with apparent injuries.
@bluebirdbanter left after an awkward swing that finished his AB in the seventh.— Ben Wagner (@benwag247) May 19, 2015