Dermody has made five MLB appearances this season for the Blue Jays. He was hit hard in his lone April outing, allowing five runs that included three home runs while recording just one out. Dermody looked to be more settled in over his four appearances over late July and early August, however, and is capable of pitching multiple innings if needed.
Toronto now has three left-handers in its bullpen with Dermody joining J.P. Howell and Aaron Loup. Howell has pitched just 10 innings over 15 MLB appearances this season, and has only taken the mound twice since being activated from the disabled list on Aug. 4.
Montero works out
In other injury news, catcher Miguel Montero went through an extensive workout on the field prior to Sunday's game. Montero threw at normal strength to second and third base, then blocked balls in the dirt wearing his full gear. The 34-year-old was placed on the DL on August 4 with right knee inflammation.
Keegan Matheson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Toronto. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.