Todd Redmond SP TOR 27 Days

Todd Redmond allowed four runs -- three earned -- in six innings and struck out eight Saturday in the Blue Jays' 9-4 win over the Tigers.

Assuming there are no setbacks in the final week, it looks like Drew Huchinson, Brandon Morrow and J.A. Happ will round out Toronto's rotation, leaving Redmond as a middle-relief possibility. The Jays are crowded there, with Redmond, Esmil Rogers and Jeremy Jeffress all out of options. One could be traded to ease the logjam. Rogers seems the most likely to go in that scenario.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 1 Month

Todd Redmond yielded two runs in five innings Sunday as the Blue Jays edged the Orioles 4-3 in 10 innings.

Redmond struck out four in his best outing so far this spring. He's probably fallen out of the rotation picture with Drew Hutchinson looking like a lock and J.A. Happ still favored for the other opening. However, he remains a candidate for middle relief, and if he pitches well there, he'll get another look as a starter later on.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 2 Months

Todd Redmond gave up three runs and two homers in his two innings of work Sunday against the Yankees.

Eduardo Nunez and Carlos Beltran hit back-to-back homers off him in the third. Redmond was a pleasant surprise for the Blue Jays last year, amassing a 4.32 ERA and a 76/23 K/BB ratio in 77 innings over his 14 starts and three relief appearances. However, he still appears to be something of a long shot to open this year back in the rotation. That he is prone to the homer hurts his candidacy, but last year's strikeout rate was pretty promising.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 7 Months

Todd Redmond yielded two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 3-2 extra innings win over the Orioles.

Redmond was fortunate to only give up the two runs. He allowed a pair of solo homers, but that's all he was charged with despite giving up eight hits and walking a pair. Redmond has been better than expected during his time in the Blue Jays' rotation this season, posting a 3.80 ERA while striking out 71 over 68 2/3 frames. He's in line to start the regular season finale on Sunday against the Rays.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 7 Months

Todd Redmond pitched seven innings of one-run ball and struck out seven in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.

It's not all that shocking that Redmond is having some modest success in the majors, but that he's managed 73 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings while facing an AL East schedule qualifies as a big surprise. It also provides some hope that he can help the Blue Jays next year. The home run ball is always going to be an issue, though. He gave up his 11th tonight, a solo shot to Curtis Granderson in the sixth.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 7 Months

Todd Redmond yielded one run over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday.

He deserved better. Redmond was excellent, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out seven. He was pulled in the seventh inning with a 3-0 lead, but the Orioles quickly tied things up against Dustin McGowan and Sergio Santos. Redmond will hope for better luck next week when he faces the Yankees.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 7 Months

The Blue Jays will utilize Monday's off-day to skip Todd Redmond's turn in the rotation.

There is nothing wrong with the 28-year-old right-hander, the Jays would just prefer to use their top starters as much as possible over the season's final three weeks. Redmond has registered a 4.40 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 59/19 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings of work with the Blue Jays.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 8 Months

Todd Redmond allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Redmond has been surprisingly good in the majority of his starts this season, and the right-hander held the Yankees to three hits and four walks while striking out seven on Wednesday. The win moved him to 2-2, and he owns a 4.30 ERA through 52 1/3 innings this year. He'll make his next start Tuesday at the Diamondbacks.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 8 Months

Todd Redmond was rocked for eight runs (seven earned) over 3 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Astros.

Those fantasy owners who gambled with the favorable matchup got burned in a big way. Redmond was scored upon in every inning, including a five-run fifth. His season ERA jumped more than a full run from 3.32 to 4.44 with the stinker. The 28-year-old journeyman was a nice surprise until this point, but it's difficult to rely on him outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.

Todd Redmond SP TOR 8 Months

Todd Redmond twirled six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Rays on Sunday.

He struck out four, walked one and scattered six hits. Redmond has posted a 2.14 ERA over his last four starts, but he's gone 0-0 in those outings, mostly because the right-hander remains inefficient and wears down once he pushes past 90 pitches. All of which isn't to say that Redmond hasn't been a pleasant surprise. He has been, and has likely done enough to secure a rotation spot for at least a few more turns. Redmond remains 1-1 to go with a 3.32 ERA over 43 1/3 frames.