Blue Jays DFA Redmond following spot start

Team recalls fellow right-hander Copeland from Triple-A Buffalo

Blue Jays DFA Redmond following spot start

TORONTO -- After Todd Redmond threw four innings Monday in the Blue Jays' win in the series opener against the Angels, the right-hander was designated for assignment ahead of Tuesday's game at Rogers Centre.

Redmond was making a spot start as the Blue Jays opted to bump their rotation back by one day. He pitched his first three innings without allowing a hit, but Redmond gave up three earned runs in the fourth before he was lifted in favor of Ryan Tepera.

The Redmond DFA was necessitated by the fact that the 30-year-old would've needed at least a few days before he could pitch again, while the Blue Jays' bullpen needs fresh arms after five relievers split five innings of work on Monday.

"Poor Red," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "We didn't know for sure if that was going to have to happen, but he kind of sensed it. But he'll find his way back."

The club recalled right-hander Scott Copeland from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.

Copeland is 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts with the Bisons this season.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.