The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed RHP DAVID HERNDON off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

HERNDON, 27, appeared in five games for the Phillies in 2012, posting a 0-1 record with a 4.70 ERA. The 6-5, 230 lb. right-hander made all five appearances in April before suffering a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow. Herndon underwent Tommy John surgery in June and is expected to return in mid-season, 2013. In 97 Major League games has a 2-8 record with one save and a 3.85 ERA.

To make room on the 40-man roster RHP TYSON BRUMMETT has been designated for assignment.