Nats claim Gomez off waivers

PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals claimed first baseman/third baseman Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon. He will not report to the Major League team.

Gomez, 28, joins the Nationals organization after hitting .249 with 29 home runs, 73 RBIs and a .843 OPS in 110 games this season for Triple A Buffalo.

The right-handed hitting Gomez, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, tied current Nationals shortstop Zach Walters for the Triple-A lead with 29 home runs.

In seven seasons dating to 2007, Gomez has hit 150 homers/21.4 long balls per campaign, in the Minor Leagues.

Gomez made his big-league debut in 2011 with the Red Sox and hit .275 (28-for-102) with two home runs and 17 RBI in 37 games.

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