The Blue Jays have designated right-hander Todd Redmond for assignment and optioned lefty Matt Boyd to the minors, reports Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star (Twitter link). Corresponding moves will be announced by the team tomorrow, he adds.
Redmond, 30, worked a scoreless inning in tonight’s game, though that clean frame dropped his ERA to just 7.31 on the season. Redmond has worked 16 innings this year, surrendering 13 earned runs on 17 hits and seven walks with 13 strikeouts in that time. This DFA marks the third of the year for Redmond. He’s been outrighted and accepted his assignment to Triple-A after each of this previous instances.
Boyd, 24, was called up last week to make his big league debut and looked solid in his first outing. However, he surrendered seven runs on six hits and a walk without recording an out tonight versus the Red Sox.
Matt Boyd. Ughhh. Just not ready for the big leagues.
Boyd was not fooling anyone yesterday. I am impressed how long Redmond has hung around the bigs, not a great deal of raw talent, but a good sense for his role. Jays need a starter and a closer to win the East.
Goodbye Boyd, you’ll be missed by all the opposition teams that hit you like the batting practice pitcher that you are. I say give Norris another shot. He wasn’t great in his first run, but he was light years ahead of that tomato Boyd.