Blue Jays Call Up Sam Dyson; Option Scott Richmond

March 2, 2012; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Scott Richmond (77) poses for a portrait during photo day at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted right-hander Sam Dyson from Double-A, reports Aaron Saltzman of Sports Net.

To make room on their roster for Dyson, the Blue Jays have optioned right-hander Scott Richmond to Triple-A.

Dyson becomes the first member of Toronto’s 2010 MLB Draft class to reach the majors. The 24-year-old started the season pitching for the Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate and was eventually promoted to Double-A.

Over his 52 2/3 combined innings between the two levels, Dyson maintained an ERA and WHIP of 2.56 and 1.272.

Dyson, who was used solely as a starting pitcher in High-A, transitioned to the bullpen in Double-A. Over his 24 innings pitched at the Double-A level, he posted an ERA and WHIP of 0.75 and 1.125 with 3.0 SO/9 and 3.0 BB/9.

Richmond appeared in three games with the Blue Jays this season, allowing two earned runs over his three innings of work. The 32-year-old has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 5.46 and 1.412 over his 16 appearances, including 15 starts, for Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate.

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How do you expect Dyson to handle the transition from Double-A to the majors?

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