Toronto Blue Jays claim Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman
Pittsburgh Pirates' Matt Hague, left, slides towards third after being tagged out in a rundown by Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier after Pirates' Josh Harrison hit an infield ground ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (AP / Keith Srakocic)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, August 18, 2014 2:52PM EDT
TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman Matt Hague off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hague, 28, has spent the majority of the season with triple-A Indianapolis, batting .267 with 14 home runs and 67 runs batted in in 93 games and earning an International League all-star selection.
The right-handed hitter has appeared in 33 career major-league games for the Pirates, recording a .222 average with two doubles and seven RBIs.
The Bellevue, Wash., native will report to the Buffalo Bisons.