The Phillies lost another piece of the bullpen when David Herndon was claimed on waviers today by the Toronto Blue Jays. Herndon was selected in the 2009 Rule 5 Draft from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by the Phillies. He pitched 2 full seasons for the team before being injured and having Tommy John surgery over the summer.
Herndon had a career record of 2-8 with a 3.85 ERA. The right-hander had one save in 2011 and showed he could be achieving some type of breakthrough in 2012 when he had 8 strikeouts in 7.2 innings of work before suffering his injury.
In ironic news the Blue Jays designated Tyson Brummett on assignment to fit Herndon on the roster. Brummett was claimed by the Blue Jays just days before from the Phillies. The move leaves the Phililes with 37 men on the 40-man roster not including Jose Contreras, Michael Stutes & Brian Schneider who are all on the 60-day disabled list.