Redmond clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

Redmond clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

ST. PETERSBURG -- Blue Jays right-hander Todd Redmond cleared waivers on Sunday afternoon and has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.

Redmond was designated for assignment on April 16 when the club selected the contract of veteran left-hander Jeff Francis from Buffalo.

The 29-year-old Redmond appeared in two games for the Blue Jays this season and allowed eight earned runs over 4 1/3 innings. He was pitching in long relief, but is expected to join the starting rotation in Buffalo.

Redmond spent the entire 2014 season in Toronto and responded well with a 3.24 ERA in 42 appearances out of the bullpen. He was out of options on his contract and could not be sent to the Minors without first clearing waivers.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.