Blue Jays claim Mauro Gomez off waivers from Red Sox

Gomez is headed to Toronto. (USATSI)

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The Blue Jays continue to be one of baseball's most active teams on the waiver wire, claiming infielder Mauro Gomez from the Red Sox on Monday, according to a press release. Right-hander Dave Bush was designated for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster.

Gomez, 28, was designated for assignment before opening day to clear a spot for Jackie Bradley Jr., a top outfield prospect who played his way onto the Red Sox in spring training. Gomez hit a solid .275/.324/.422 with two homers in 37 games for the Red Sox last summer. He is a first and third baseman.

Bush, 33, was recalled by the Blue Jays just a few days ago. He allowed five runs on four homers in three innings of relief against Boston on Sunday.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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