|Apr. 8 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 CST1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed 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.
Analysis: 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.