Blue Jays Claim Shawn Bowman

The Blue Jays claimed Canadian third baseman Shawn Bowman off waivers from the Mets, according to a team press release.  He'll head to the Jays' High A affiliate.

Bowman, 25, hit .294/.346/.458 in 379 Double A plate appearances last year.  He has above-average raw power and strong defense, according to Baseball America's '06 Handbook.

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