Goins went 1-for-3 with a grand slam Friday against the Yankees. Goins blasted his eighth homer of the season to break open the game in the sixth inning of a home victory. Despite his heroics in this contest, his .228/.280/.343 slash line has made him a very weak fantasy option this season.
Goins is out of the lineup Thursday against Kansas City, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Goins heads to the bench in favor of Darwin Barney after starting the past three contests. Since the beginning of September, Goins is hitting just .224/.281/.310 with one home run and four RBI.
Goins is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox. Goins will head to the bench for a breather after starting 15 straight games, going 17-for-54 (.315) over that stretch. Prospect Richard Urena will draw the start at shortstop in his place, batting ninth.
Goins will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Cubs. Goins has struggled, going 5-for-31 (.161) with nine strikeouts, since losing a nine-game hitting streak on Aug. 10. Although he's playing often, the infielder's .214/.266/.327 doesn't offer much fantasy appeal under any format.
Goins is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Saturday. Goins will get the day off after starting the past two games following a forearm injury during Wednesday's contest. There hasn't appeared to be any indication that his forearm was bothering the infielder in any capacity -- tests revealed no structural damage -- but manager John Gibbons will give him a day off for Saturday's matinee. Darwin Barney will slide over to short while Rob Refsnyder gets a start at second.
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