Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:24:22 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Maicer Izturis has started to earn more playing time at second base because of his hot start at the plate. Izturis is batting .455 so far this season. He has been in a platoon with 2B Ryan Goins at second base.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:48:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) will undergo an MRI exam on his tight left hamstring, but the team isn't expected to make a roster move Monday, March 31. Manager John Gibbons prefers to keep 2B Ryan Goins at second base if Reyes needs to go on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Be prepared for the possibility that Reyes lands on the DL, since he's such a slow healer. On the active roster, Maicer Izturis is the likely candidate to replace Reyes at the 6, or the team could call up Munenori Kawasaki or Jonathan Diaz.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:30:04 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) left the team's game Monday, March 31, because of a hamstring injury. He was replaced by 2B Ryan Goins.
Fantasy Tip: Reyes has been dealing with this hamstring injury for some time, and it would affect his ability to steal bases if the injury lingers. Goins could fill in for Reyes if Reyes misses time, but Goins likely would be a short-term option in AL-only leagues if Reyes avoids the disabled list.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:32:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons used the word "official" this time, tabbing 2B Ryan Goins as the starting second baseman Monday, March 24. The team announced INF Munenori Kawasaki, whom Goins beat for the job, will begin the year at Triple-A Buffalo.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:59:04 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday, March 24, on his tight left hamstring. He was initially listed as day-to-day, but the tightness in his leg hasn't gone away. Reyes went on the disabled list twice in 2011 for a similar hamstring injury. If Reyes needs to go on the DL to start the year, the team will likely choose from INFs Chris Getz, Jonathan Diaz or Munenori Kawasaki in a backup role at shortstop behind 2B Ryan Goins, who would move over from second base.
Fantasy Tip: Have a backup plan at SS in place if you own Reyes. It's disturbing that Reyes is already dealing with leg issues, but we'll have to wait to hear the extent of his injury. Check back for more news.
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.