Blue Jays place Leone on bereavement list

Dermody called up in corresponding roster move

Blue Jays place Leone on bereavement list

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays made another bullpen move prior to Sunday's series finale against the Pirates, placing Dominic Leone on the bereavement list and recalling left-hander Matt Dermody from Triple-A Buffalo.

Leone pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief on Saturday and struck out three while allowing just one hit. Since being claimed off waivers from the D-backs last November, the 25-year-old has quietly emerged as one of the Blue Jays' most important relief arms and has lowered his ERA to 2.55 on the season.

Dermody has made five MLB appearances this season for the Blue Jays. He was hit hard in his lone April outing, allowing five runs that included three home runs while recording just one out. Dermody looked to be more settled in over his four appearances over late July and early August, however, and is capable of pitching multiple innings if needed.

Toronto now has three left-handers in its bullpen with Dermody joining J.P. Howell and Aaron Loup. Howell has pitched just 10 innings over 15 MLB appearances this season, and has only taken the mound twice since being activated from the disabled list on Aug. 4.

Montero works out 

In other injury news, catcher Miguel Montero went through an extensive workout on the field prior to Sunday's game. Montero threw at normal strength to second and third base, then blocked balls in the dirt wearing his full gear. The 34-year-old was placed on the DL on August 4 with right knee inflammation.

Keegan Matheson is a reporter for based in Toronto. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.