Jays Claim 1B Mauro Gomez Off Waivers

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.

Source: Associated Press.