Goins, the 26-year old native of Texas, is having an abysmal season at the plate. He’s batting just .150 (9/60), with a .203 on-base percentage. His superb defence has kept him the lineup so far, but there’s only so long you can go with that kind of black hole in the lineup.
It’s expected that Chris Getz will be promoted from Buffalo. Getz, a left-handed hitting infielder like Goins, is hitting .309 in 18 games for the Bisons, with a .382 OBP and .338 slugging percentage.
In his MLB career, he’s got a .251/.310/.309 slash line in 449 games. Not overly impressive, but definitely expected to bring more to the table than Goins. I expect we will see Goins back in Toronto at some point this season, especially if he enjoys even moderate success in Buffalo.
I guess this puts to bed, at least for the time being, the idea of the Blue Jays signing free agent Stephen Drew.
Toronto opens a three-game series tomorrow against the Royals. Dustin McGowan gets the call, in a start that very well could determine his future in the rotation.