Toronto Blue Jays will have a new starting second baseman going forward this season, as their current starting 2B Ryan Goins was sent down to AAA Buffalo after a poor start to his 2014 season. Ryan Goins, won the starting 2nd baseman spot in Spring Training beating out the competition, but has had a slow start to his season batting .150/.203/.217 in 24 games. The 26 year old Goins was called up from AAA in late August last season to replace the injured Maicer Izturis, and has remained the Blue Jays second baseman since.
In return, 30 year old Chris Getz, who was signed by the Blue Jays during the offseason, is called up to the big club and will be making his Jays debut tonight, starting at 2nd base and batting 9th in the series opener against his former team, the Kansas City Royals.
Chris Getz is having a hot start to his season with the AAA Buffalo Bisons, batting .309/.382/.338 with a high .368 BABIP, and 6 stolen bases in 18 games.
Chris Getz is a career .251/.310/.309 hitter with a 10.9% K% and 7.1% BB% in 6 seasons in the major leagues with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.
The Blue Jays’ search for a long-term starting second baseman continues.
Chris Getz will be the 12th different starting 2nd baseman for the #BlueJays since 2012.
— Sportsnet Ticker (@SportsnetTicker) April 29, 2014
To make room for Chris Getz on the 40-man roster, RP Mickey Storey was released from the team. The 28 year old Storey made 3 appearances out of the bullpen for the Jays this season, giving up 3 ER on 6 hits in 4 IP combined.