McKinney was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. McKinney struggled over the last nine games with a .188/.235/.344 slash line in 32 at-bats, which looks considerably worse when considering that he had a four-hit game in that span. Caven Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel make their way to the majors while McKinney and Richard Urena head to Buffalo.
McKinney is expected to be demoted to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. McKinney and Richard Urena are heading to Buffalo, with Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel crossing the border in the opposite direction. McKinney hasn't gotten the job done this season, hitting .229/.278/.371 with just three homers in 41 games.
McKinney will sit Wednesday against the Red Sox. McKinney sits after starting eight games in a row. Brandon Drury will start in left field.
McKinney was added to the Blue Jays' lineup Monday against the Red Sox after Eric Sogard was scratched due to a thumb sprain. McKinney had been set for a day off but will instead start for the seventh consecutive game. He'll bat seventh and play left field, pushing Richard Urena in to fill Sogard's spot at second base.
McKinney is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox. McKinney sits after starting six straight games, a stretch in which he hit .292 with a homer and three doubles. Richard Urena gets the start in left field.