Blue Jays Claim Alex Burnett, Clint Robinson

The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Alex Burnett off of waivers from the Twins and first baseman Clint Robinson from the Pirates, according to a team press release.  To make room on the 40-man roster, Toronto designated first baseman Lars Anderson for assignment.

Burnett, 25, made 67 appearances for the Twins last season, posting a 3.52 ERA with 4.5 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.  To date, the right-hander has spent his entire professional career with Minnesota, posting a 4.61 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 across three major league campaigns.

Robinson, 28, played in four big league games for the Royals last season but spent the bulk of the season in Triple-A Omaha.  In 131 games, Robinson hit .292/.393/.452 with 13 homers.

Toronto claimed Anderson off of waivers from the White Sox a little over a month ago.  The left-handed hitter, spent most of the 2012 season at Triple-A, where he posted a .250/.353/.396 batting line in 470 plate appearances.

Burnett will be sent to Triple-A Buffalo, while Robinson has been sent to Double-A New Hampshire.


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