Blue Jays claim Mauro Gomez off waivers from Red Sox

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Boston designated Mauro Gomez for assignment last week to clear room on the 40-man roster for Jackie Bradley Jr. and Toronto has claimed the first baseman off waivers.

Gomez held his own in his first taste of the majors last season, hitting .275 with a .746 OPS in 37 games as a 27-year-old rookie, and has hit .307 with a .913 OPS in 235 games at Triple-A.

Toronto dropped David Bush from the 40-man roster to make space for Gomez, who profiles as a productive platoon starter versus left-handed pitching if given an extended opportunity. For now, though, he’ll head back to Triple-A.