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Blue Jays claim Matt Hague off waivers from Pirates

People wait for the launch of the Toronto Blue Jays new uniforms with a familiar look that connects the past with the future in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.

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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.

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The Bellevue, Wash., native will report to the Buffalo Bisons.

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