McGuire went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk during a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday. That gives McGuire five long balls already in just 65 at-bats. He's batting .323 too, and with three doubles to go with the homers, McGuire owns a .600 slugging percentage. Of course, it's still a small sample, as McGuire has played just 20 games. He also has eight RBI and nine runs.
McGuire went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's loss to Houston. McGuire drove in a run in the second inning and left the yard in the eighth, but the Astros would come away with a 7-4 victory. The 24-year-old has spent limited time in the majors this season, but he's slashing .300/.314/.580 with four homers and six RBI in 15 games.
McGuire went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday. McGuire led off the seventh inning with a solo shot to right field off Anthony Bass to tie the score at 3-3 and later added a ninth-inning double. The 24-year-old has been splitting time at catcher with Danny Jansen and has gone 9-for-34 with three homers. He now holds a .265/.265/.588 slash line in 34 at-bats.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said McGuire will split time at catcher with Danny Jansen down the stretch, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports. McGuire and Jansen have each started four of the past eight games at catcher, a timeshare that is expected to continue down the stretch. The 24-year-old McGuire is slashing .259/.259/.519 with two home runs and a 25.9 percent strikeout rate in 27 plate appearances (eight games) since earning a promotion to the majors at the end of July.
McGuire went 4-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Yankees. Coming into the game, the backstop was only 3-for-21 on the season for Toronto, so Thursday's eruption qualifies as shocking. McGuire figures to be a useful No. 2 catcher behind Danny Jansen in time, but his .247/.316/.366 slash line through 72 games for Triple-A Buffalo this year illustrates his offensive limitations.