Blue Jays Claim David Herndon From Phillies


Apr 29, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher David Herndon (57) reacts to giving up a run during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. The Cubs defeated the Phillies 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIREAnother day goes by, another player gets claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.

This time around, it was 27-year-old right-hander David Herndon.

Herndon has spent the last three seasons pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, making 97 appearances, all in relief. For his career, Herndon has a 2-8 record, with a 3.85 ERA, 1.479 WHIP, and has struck out 76 batters in 117 innings pitched. He had made 45+ appearances for the Phillies in each of 2010 and 2011.

Herndon will be out until mid-2013 due to having Tommy John surgery in June of 2012.

To make room for the newly acquired Herndon, the Blue Jays have designated right-hander Tyson Brummett for assignment. Coincidentally enough, Brummett had been claimed by the Blue Jays just five days ago, after being placed on waivers by the, wait for it, Philadelphia Phillies.

This is just another piece in the waiver-wire chess game that Alex Anthopoulos is playing during the early stages of the 2012-2013 offseason. None of these moves are really creating much excitement for Blue Jays fans, but they at least provide some small fodder to discuss.