Tyson Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays
Oct 03, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett (59) throws in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIREAnother day, another waiver claim processed by the Toronto Blue Jays.
On Thursday, Toronto filled their final spot on the 40-man roster by claiming right-hander Tyson Brummett from the Philadelphia Phillies. Brummett joins Scott Cousins and Cory Wade as players added from waiver claims in the last two days. Those three fill the roster spots vacated by Aaron Laffey, Shawn Hill, and Bobby Korecky. Robert Coello and Jesse Litsch were also out-righted earlier this offseason but did not occupy spots on the 40-man roster.
The 28-year-old Brummett has made just one appearance at the major league level, throwing 2/3rds of an inning for the Phillies in 2012, striking out 2. Over six seasons in the minors, Brummett has appeared in 194 games, making 83 starts. He owns a lifetime ERA of 4.52 and has struck out 473 over the course of 640.2 innings pitched.
As with the Cory Wade claim, Brummett does not figure to be in the Blue Jays plans for 2012, outside of depth at Triple-A Buffalo. Then again, he has to survive any roster cuts needed due to offseason signings.