Blue Jays claim Alex Burnett, Clint Robinson off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed right-hander Alex Burnett and first baseman Clint Robinson off waivers on Friday.

Designate 1B Lars Anderson for assignment

Alex Burnett appeared in 67 games for the Minnesota Twins last season, posting a 4-4 record with a 3.52 earned-runs average. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed right-hander Alex Burnett and first baseman Clint Robinson off waivers on Friday.

Burnett appeared in 67 games for the Minnesota Twins last season, posting a 4-4 record with a 3.52 earned-runs average.

He's been in the majors three season — all with Minnesota — recording an 8-11 mark and a 4.61 ERA in 174 relief appearances.

Robinson was claimed from the Pittsburgh Pirates, but made his MLB debut last year with Kansas City. The six-foot-five, 238 pound left-handed hitter appeared in four games for the Royals, going 0-4 in four pinch hit appearances, but spent the majority of 2012 with triple-A Omaha, batting .292 with 37 doubles, 13 home runs and 67 RBIs.

The Jays optioned Robinson to double-A New Hampshire of the Eastern League, while Burnett was optioned to triple-A Buffalo.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Toronto designated first baseman Lars Anderson for assignment.