Jays' Todd Redmond continues to impress at season's end

Blue Jays pitcher Todd Redmond works against the Orioles during first inning action in Baltimore on...

Blue Jays pitcher Todd Redmond works against the Orioles during first inning action in Baltimore on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (Doug Kapustin/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 PM ET

BALTIMORE - Todd Redmond has had a bit of a fairy-tale season, but whether it continues into 2014 is something else altogether.

A career minor-leaguer, the door for Redmond, 28, swung open in July with the Blue Jays short of starters. The right-hander has made the most of his opportunity ever since.

If Redmond was 22 and had been called up from double-A New Hampshire, the accolades would be piled sky-high given what he has produced. If nothing else, he would be viewed as a guaranteed, permanent part of the 2014 rotation going forward.

Given the fact he’s a late bloomer and arrived with the Jays with just one major-league start under his belt, he may always be viewed as a nice backup plan, someone ticketed for triple-A Buffalo who could be called on again if another round of injuries strikes the Jays staff the way it has the past two campaigns.

There is nothing in his game that gives you goose bumps, there is no “Wow” factor.


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