The Blue Jays claimed right-hander David Herndon off waivers today.
The Phillies removed Herndon from the 40-man roster, which was not a surprise. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and had been eligible for salary arbitration. Plus, several relief pitchers had moved ahead of him on the depth chart. Interestingly, to make room for Herndon on their 40-man roster, the Blue Jays designated Tyson Brummett for assignment. They claimed Brummett from the Phillies last week.
The Phillies have three players eligible for salary arbitration: left-hander Antonio Bastardo, outfielder Nate Schierholtz and infielder Kevin Frandsen.