The Blue Jays have designed Scott Copeland for assignment, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnet tweets. The move will create room for the newly acquired Darwin Barney on the team’s 40-man roster.
Copeland, 27, made three starts and two relief appearances with the Blue Jays this season. The right-hander spent the bulk of the season in Triple-A Buffalo, where he pitched to a strong 3.17 ERA with 4.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9. The Blue Jays now have ten days to trade, release, or outright Copeland.
As MLBTR’s DFA Tracker shows, Copeland is now one of three players left in DFA limbo along with Cesar Cabral (Orioles) and Danny Dorn (Blue Jays).