Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:32:41 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said 2B Ryan Goins has won the competition to be the team's starting second baseman over INF Maicer Izturis. "Goins is our guy right now," Gibbons said. "We want to see him do his thing. There's always a chance. Opening Day is (Tampa Bay's) David Price so maybe you'd rather have a righty facing him, that could always be a possibility. But we're giving Goins every opportunity to be the guy."
Fantasy Tip: The left-handed-hitting Goins is known more for his glove than his bat, so he should only be considered in the later rounds of AL-only fantasy leagues. Izturis is expected to serve as the team's primary utility infielder and also carries little fantasy value.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:06:38 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays are still in the market for a second baseman, but if something doesn't materialize, they seem content with the options already in place. Barring any changes, SS Ryan Goins and 2B Maicer Izturis are expected to work together in some sort of platoon at second base. Goins is considered a better option because of his superior defense.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:57:18 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed 2B Maicer Izturis (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle Thursday, Aug. 22, and recalled INF Ryan Goins from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Munenori Kawasaki will likely take over the main duties at the keystone with Izturis on the infirmary. Acquire Kawasaki only if you're extremely desperate for a middle infielder in an AL-only setup.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:09:39 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned SS Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo Thursday, March 14.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:52:53 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays added SS Ryan Goins and C A.J. Jimenez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 06:54:52 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays packaged P Josh Roenicke, P Danny Farquhar and either SS Ryan Goins or OF Darin Mastroianni to the Florida Marlins for 2B Dan Uggla before he was dealt to the Atlanta Braves, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report.
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 19:45:43 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Toronto Blue Jays signed SS Ryan Goins, their fourth-round draft pick, Friday, July 17. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.