Blue Jays recall shortstop Goins, place Izturis on DL
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins, front, wears a baseball glove on his head as he signs autographs for fans before playing the Minnesota Twins during MLB Grapefruit League baseball action Dunedin, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
Published Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:42AM EDT
TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled shortstop Ryan Goins from triple-A Buffalo and have placed infielder Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list.
Goins is batting .257 with six home runs and 46 RBIs in 111 games with Buffalo this season. The left-handed hitter is in his fifth season of professional baseball after being selected in the fourth round of the 2009 draft.
Izturis was placed on the DL retroactive to Aug. 21 with a left ankle sprain.
He has a .236 average with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 107 games with the Blue Jays this season.