The Blue Jays announced that they have designated right-hander Scott Richmond for assignment. The Blue Jays removed the British Columbia native from the roster to create roster space for right-hander Juan Abreu, who has been claimed off of waivers from Houston and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Richmond appeared in three games for the Blue Jays this year, but has spent most of the season at Triple-A. The 32-year-old has a 5.89 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 117 2/3 innings at Las Vegas. He has started 22 games and appeared out of the bullpen twice.