The Blue Jays have plucked another organizational soldier from the Phillies' ranks, claiming swingman Tyson Brummett off waivers.
Brummett, 28, pitched the final game of the Phillies' season, earning the surprise call-up after the expanded pitching staff had run out of gas. The right-hander pitched six seasons in the chain, earning most of his recent action as a sponge inning pitcher between Double and Triple-A. He's staying sharp in Venezuela once again, where he's had plenty of success. Brummett follows batterymate Tuffy Gosewisch out the door to Toronto. Gosewisch was sent to the Jays earlier this season for cash considerations.
In other moves, the Phils outrighted infielder Pete Orr and Steven Larud off the 40-man roster. As of this writing, neither of them have elected free agency. This is the time of year when fringe major leaguers often shake loose as teams whittle down their rosters. Each of them have every reason to stay on with the organization.