Burns was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Burns will add a little infield depth over the final six days of the season with Devon Travis ailing, but don't look for him to see many at-bats. He hit .230/.285/.352 with eight home runs and 13 steals in 111 games at Triple-A this year.
Burns finished the 2016 International League season hitting .230./285/.352 with eight homers, 38 RBI and 42 runs scored in 418 at-bats.
Burns was recalled by the Jays a handful of times during the season, but never got an opportunity (only six at-bats) to show he's worthy of hanging around the big leagues. The infielder's recent season with Triple-A Buffalo saw a sharp decline in production in comparison to the .293/.351/.372 line he posted in 2015 at the same level. With a boatload of young infield talent within the organization, Burns will have to perform much better than he did in 2016 if he wants to make it to the next level.
Burns was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Burns was sent down to Buffalo on Friday after going 0-for-2 during his two at-bats with the team since being recalled earlier this month. The 25-year-old third basemen didn't get a whole lot of opportunities with the team and has gone hitless during his six at-bats with the Blue Jays throughout the season.
Burns has played in eight games, going 0-for-6, during his three short stints with the Jays during the first half of the season.
Toronto drafted Burns in 2011 out of high school in the 11th round. He holds a minor league lifetime-average of .268 with 52 home runs. With a plethora of injuries to the Jays' infield this year, the team has called on the third baseman multiple times to serve as an emergency backup. However, second baseman Ryan Goins (forearm) and first baseman Chris Colabello (suspension) are due back soon, meaning Burns will be on his way back to Triple-A Buffalo in the near future.
Burns was recalled on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Burns will now make his third major league appearance this season as the Blue Jays optioned Drew Hutchison in a corresponding roster move. It could be a temporary move, however, as the Blue Jays may recall Hutchison following the All-Star Break to fill in for the injured Marco Estrada. Burns, who's slashed .238/.332/.420 with Triple-A Buffalo this season, looks to provide infield depth for Toronto for the time being.
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