McGuire wrapped up his rehab assignment and rejoined Double-A New Hampshire on Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. McGuire was hitting just .216 with 11 strikeouts through 16 games at Double-A before suffering a knee injury in early May. The catcher took little more than a month off following surgery before appearing in 11 rehab games (12-for-34). McGuire has yet to blossom with the Jays organization since coming over from Pittsburgh in a trade last year, and there's only a month remaining before the Fisher Cats season ends.
McGuire (knee) was removed from Double-A New Hampshire's disabled list to begin a rehab assignment at the Jays complex in Dunedin. The catcher had surgery in May to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. McGuire, 22, scorched an RBI double during his first rehab game Friday in the Gulf Coast League. A first-round pick in 2013 by the Pirates, McGuire has yet to break through offensively over 370 career at-bats in Double-A, but he's still considered one of the organization's top catching prospects.
McGuire underwent successful arthroscopic surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports. This explains why McGuire was on the disabled list with Double-A New Hampshire. He'll head to Dunedin to rehab for the time being, and while the Blue Jays expect McGuire back this season, they have yet to put a timetable on his return.
McGuire, who was acquired from Pittsburgh on Aug. 1, hit .254/.335/.332 with 42 RBI and 34 runs over 92 games in the Double-A Eastern League. The catcher was part of the somewhat surprising deal that sent pitcher Drew Hutchison to Pittsburgh in late-summer. McGuire played in just 15 games for the Jays' Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and his performance there (.226/.328/.264) was a disappointing drop-off from what he'd done in 77 games for Double-A Altoona (.259/.337/.346). Widely considered the top catching prospect in the Pirates' system, McGuire will likely get a good look in spring training next year with the Jays.
McGuire was traded to the Blue Jays on Monday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. McGuire was acquired in a deal that sent Drew Hutchison to Pittsburgh. The 21-year-old McGuire has spent the season at Double-A Altoona, where he's posted a .259/.337/.346 line. He'll likely join Toronto's Double-A affiliate in New Hampshire.
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