The Blue Jays have picked Felix Doubront and Ryan Tepera to fill the roster spots opened by their dismissing of Todd Redmond and Matt Boyd. Felix gets added to the 40-man roster in Redmond's place.
Felix, a lefty, was to start tonight for the Bisons, so he'd be available in long relief tonight, if needed (let's hope not). Doubront has a 2.44 ERA in 9 starts for the Bisons this season. He's thrown 48 innings, allowed 36 hits, 1 home run, 18 walks with 43 strikeouts. In his MLB career, he is 28-23 with a 4.78 ERA, in 102 games, 73 starts. He has 193 walks and 386 strikeouts in 438 innings. I figured we'd see Doubront at some point this season.
I had heard the Jays were thinking of using Doubront the next time the 'Boyd' spot in the rotation came around. I guess it would depend on whether they need him in relief before then. I am looking forward to seeing him pitch.
Ryan has a 0.44 ERA in Buffalo. He pitched 3 times, for the Bison, since his last demotion, 4.2 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. For the Jays, he's pitched in 12 games, 13 innings, 2.77 ERA, 10 hits, 3 home runs, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts. Glad to see him back. I hope he gets to stay for awhile, but since he has options, he'll be sent out at some point.
If you were wondering about Chad Jenkins, he threw 41 pitches on Wednesday, so wouldn't be able to give us innings if needed tonight.
Good luck guys.