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Jays claim 1B Mauro Gomez off waivers

Monday - 4/8/2013, 5:50pm  ET

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Gomez made his major league debut last season with Boston, hitting .275 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 37 games.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound native of the Dominican Republic has a .281 average in the minor leagues with 130 home runs and 512 RBIs over nine seasons.

To make room on the 40-man roster Monday, the Blue Jays designated right-hander David Bush for assignment.

The Red Sox designated Gomez for assignment on March 31.


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