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10/23/12 4:30 PM ET

Blue Jays claim right-hander Herndon from Phillies

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays continued their busy month of October by claiming right-hander David Herndon off waivers from the Phillies on Tuesday afternoon.

Toronto has now made five waiver moves since the end of the season with the main goal of continuing to build depth within the organization.

Herndon made five appearances for Philadelphia in 2012 while allowing four runs in 7 1/3 innings. In 97 Major League games, he has a 2-8 record with one save and a 3.85 ERA.

The 27-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in June and is not expected to return until at least the middle of the year. He now joins a long list of Blue Jays who have recently suffered a similar fate, including Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison and Luis Perez.

Right-hander Tyson Brummett was designated for assignment to make room on the Blue Jays' 40-man roster. Brummett had been claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Thursday.

The goal for some of these moves would be to potentially sneak players through waivers in the coming days and weeks. If Brummett does not get picked up by another club, he can be outrighted to the Minor Leagues and become a depth option at Triple-A Buffalo.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.