By on May 17, 2012

Option 1B Adam Lind to Las Vegas (AAA)     – courtesy of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have selected the contract of YAN GOMES from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and have optioned 1B ADAM LIND to Las Vegas. GOMES, 24, is set to become the first Brazilian born player to appear in a Major League game.

The Sao Paolo, Brazil native has appeared in 33 games this season for Las Vegas batting .359 (47-131) with 12 doubles, five home runs and 22 RBI.  The 6-2, 215 lb. right-handed batter attended high school in Miami before attending the University of Tennessee and Barry University.

This season, the Blue Jays 10th round selection in the 2009 First Year Player draft, has played nine games this season at first base, 10 games at third base and 12 at catcher. LIND, 28, is batting .186 (22-118) this season with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI in 34 games.  The 6-2, 212 lb. left handed hitter has 14 walks, 24 strikeouts and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .586.

editor’s note:  The first Brazilian born player to appear in a spring training game was Jo Matumoto march 4th 2007 at Al Lang Stadium for the Blue Jays.

Jo Matumoto

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