Monday, 8 April 2013
Jays Claim Gomez, DFA Bush
The Jays have ended the Dave Bush experiment, as awesome as it was, and have claimed infielder Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Red Sox. Bush has been DFA'ed, as result, so now the Jays will have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minors, assuming nobody claims him off waivers over the next two days. Which... uhh, yeah. He gave up four homeruns yesterday. Bison.
Gomez is 28, and is from the Dominican Republic, which probably explains a whole helluva lot. He got 50 plate appearances last year with the Red Sox, and hit to a .275/.324/.422 line over that little sample.
Ultimately, this is probably a better use of a roster spot than Bush, and probably Jeffress too, given the command issues. We can always call him "Gomey" if all else fails, but anytime he shows up and does something good, he can always say something like "MAUR!" with pictures of fat kids and cake and stuff.