Jays send 12 batters to plate in 1st, Stroman wins 1st career start
MAY 31, 4:15p ET | AP
Rotowire: Apr 16 / 12:04p ET
News: Redmond was designated for assignment on Thursday.
Impact: The Blue Jays wanted to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, and Redmond has been brutal out of the bullpen so far, giving up eight earned runs in 4.1 innings. He should clear waivers and end up in Triple-A.
Rotowire: Mar 17 / 8:45a ET
News: Redmond has pitched well in the spring thus far, surrendering one earned run and four hits across five innings.
Impact: With Aaron Sanchez likely pressed into duty as a starter thanks to the injury to Marcus Stroman, Redmond's role in the bullpen becomes more important. Last season he pitched 75 innings across 42 appearances, carrying an ERA of 3.24 with a WHIP of 1.33 to go along with 60 strikeouts. While Redmond isn't going to blow anyone away with his power, but is also fairly consistent. He cut the number of home runs he allowed drastically from 13 in 2013 to just five in 2014. If he can keep that number down while coming close to a strikeout per inning, he could be a nice option in deeper leagues to boost your innings total out of the bullpen.