Jays demote Adam Lind; call up catcher Yan Gomes

TORONTO (AP) —The Blue Jays have sent struggling first baseman Adam Lind to the minors. They promoted catcher Yan Gomes, who is set to become the first Brazilian-born player to appear in a major league game.

The Jays demoted Lind to Triple-A Las Vegas. He is batting .186 with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games. He has just six hits in 13 games this month.

Gomes is batting .359 with 12 doubles, five home runs and 22 RBI in Las Vegas. He has also played at first base and third base this season.

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Updated Thursday, May 17, 2012