This is news I wasn’t expecting to hear this morning, but Shi Davidi tells us that the Jays have DFAed Drew Storen and have called up Ryan Tepera to take his place, deep in the back of the bullpen.
Storen, who you’ll remember we picked up in a trade for Ben Revere (a trade I loved at the time), hasn’t been anywhere close to good this season. He has a 6.21 ERA and has been used mostly in blowouts or when everyone else in the pen has already been used.
He’s only pitched once a week or so of late, pitching on the 3rd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of July. Gibby lost any confidence he had in Drew long ago. You can’t blame him.
The season started out badly for Drew, he had a 10.12 ERA at the end of April, worked it down to a 4.94 mark on June 24. Since then it has been working it’s way back up. He is making $8.275 million this season (and will continue to get payed at that rate by the Jays).
Ryan Tepera hasn’t really been any better. 5.79 ERA in his 5 games with the Jays, in his earlier call ups. Ryan has a 2.95 ERA in 29 games, at Buffalo, 36.2 innings, allowing 28 hits, 2 homers, 13 walks and 37 strikeouts.
Personally I would have just brought up Jose Bautista, but the Jays wanted a fresh arm in the pen after using almost everyone the last two games.
Minor Leaguer updated the roster map, bad luck for those that used the Storen station.
In other news, Scott Copeman is back from pitching in Korea. This is from the Bisons’ Game Notes.
RHP Scott Copeland starts today in his return to the Blue Jays’ organization. Copeland was on the Bisons’ Opening Day Roster by signed with the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization before making an appearance. The Bisons’ 2015 Most Valuable Pitcher, Copeland was 2-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 13 games for the LG Twins.