Blue Jays claim Burns; recall Hague

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Cory Burns off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. They also selected the contract of first baseman Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 26-year-old Burns appeared in 43 games this season for Triple-A Round Rock, Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. He's played in 27 career big league contests, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.60 ERA in games with San Diego and Texas.

Hague, meanwhile, hit .377 with seven doubles, one homer and 10 RBIs in 13 games with the Bisons. To make room on the 40-man roster, both Melky Cabrera and Chad Jenkins were moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.