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Blue Jays claim P Gonzalez on waivers from Astros

TSN.ca Staff

4/7/2013 5:18:23 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed pitcher Edgar Gonzalez on waivers from the Houston Astros on Sunday.     

The 30-year-old Gonzalez was designated for assignment on April 5 after not appearing for the Astros this season.  In 2012, right-hander was 3-1 in six starts for the Astros with a 5.04 ERA. 

The native of Nuevo Leon, Mexico has a career Major League record of 17-26 with a 5.84 ERA in 113 games with 47 starts. This spring he appeared in five games posting a 3.46 ERA.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays transferred RHP Dustin McGowan to the 60-day disabled list.