• by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Mauro Gomez headed to Japan

    The Nationals released first baseman Mauro Gomez Thursday. According to USA Today, he will spend the 2014 season in Japan. Gomez, 29, spent most of 2013 in the Blue Jays organization, hitting .249 with 29 homers and an .843 OPS at Triple-A Buffalo.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Mauro Gomez claimed by Nationals

    Blue Jays infielder Mauro Gomez has been claimed by the Nationals. Gomez hit 29 home runs at Triple-A, but is old for his league. The 28-year-old hit .249/.322/.521 in 405 at-bats.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays DFA Mauro Gomez

    The Blue Jays designated first baseman Mauro Gomez for assignment Tuesday to clear roster space. Gomez spent all year at Triple-A and hit .249 with 29 homers and 73 RBI. He could draw some interest on waivers.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Blue Jays steal player from AL East rival

    The Blue Jays claimed infielder Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Red Sox Monday. Gomez was designated for assignment last week to clear a roster spot for Jackie Bradley.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Mauro Gomez designated for assignment

    The Red Sox designated infielder Mauro Gomez for assignment Sunday to make room on the 40-man roster for Jackie Bradley Jr., reports the Boston Globe. Gomez, 28, hit .156 this spring over 45 at-bats. He played in 37 games for Boston last year and hit .275 with two homers and 17 RBI.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Red Sox option Mauro Gomez to Triple-A

    The Red Sox announced Thursday they optioned Mauro Gomez to Triple-A Pawtucket. Gomez hit .156 (7 for 45) with two doubles and five RBI in 22 spring games.

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Mauro Gomez is better than you think

    With David Ortiz out indefinitely, the Red Sox are expected to use a mix of players in the first base/DH spot. You may want to take a closer look at Mauro Gomez. In 102 at-bats last year with the Red Sox, Gomez hit .275 with two home runs, five doubles and 17 RBI. At 28 years old, that's his only major-league experience. But Gomez is more than a happy wanderer destined to remain in the minors. He's hit .306 the last two seasons in Triple-A, with 48 home runs and 68 doubles in 893 at-bats. And this was in the pitcher-friendly International League. Gomez was blocked in the Atlanta system by Freddie Freeman. He's blocked in Boston by Ortiz and Mike Napoli. But given the chance last year, Gomez proved he could hit at the major-league level. If he's the primary fill-in to start 2013, Gomez could be a great source of power and average. I'm grabbing him late in AL-only leagues. And if there's any indication he will be the main replacement if Ortiz continues to battle heel pain, Gomez could work his way into 15-team mixed consideration as an early-season sleeper.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Gomez off to a solid start

    Red Sox first baseman Mauro Gomez enjoyed a solid performance during Thursday afternoon's exhibition game against Boston College. He went a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI in a 11-0 victory.

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Gomez to get shot at first?

    With talks between the Red Sox and Mike Napoli stalled, Boston general manager Ben Cherington told WEEI.com that the team will consider Mauro Gomez as an option at first base. "Gomez is a guy we believe in," Cherington said. "We believe in the bat, we believe he can help us and no matter what we do, he'll be in spring training and getting at-bats at first base and we'll see what he can do."