McKinney went 6-for-26 (.231) with a solo home run and a 3:10 BB:K this spring before the Grapefruit League schedule was suspended.
The lackluster spring numbers don't help his case to win a job on the 26-man roster, but the most important number for McKinney was likely always one -- as in, his one remaining minor-league option, something neither Derek Fisher nor Anthony Alford possesses. Even if the Jays elect to part ways with one of those outfielders, that wouldn't guarantee McKinney a roster spot once the regular season begins, as the club could elect to keep Rowdy Tellez in the majors instead as insurance for Travis Shaw at first base.
McKinney is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
McKinney will remain on the bench for the second straight contest and has a .731 OPS with three home runs over 17 games in September. Teoscar Hernandez slides over to left field while Jonathan Davis receives the start in center.
McKinney is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rays, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.
He is hitting .200 with three home runs in 16 games this month. Anthony Alford will start in left field and bat seventh.
McKinney went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, two runs scored and two strikeouts in the Blue Jays' 8-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
McKinney was a little late to the home run party as he knocked in all three of the Blue Jays' runs off of two home runs. He hit a two-run shot to right field in the seventh and then another solo knock to center field in the ninth. McKinney was hitless over his last three games and in 11 over his last 14 so it was nice to see the lefty be productive at the plate. The 25-year-old now owns a .214/.270/.420 slash line with 11 home runs and 27 RBI over 261 plate appearances. The team has six more games remaining so McKinney should figure to start in at least half of those contests before the season wraps up.
McKinney went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
He went back-to-back with Teoscar Hernandez in the sixth inning to give the Jays plenty of insurance in a shutout win. McKinney is slashing only .218/.275/.431 on the season with nine homers and 20 RBI in 57 games, and with Rowdy Tellez now back in Toronto, his opportunities for extra playing time at first base or DH will likely dwindle.
The Blue Jays will recall McKinney from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Monday's series opener with the Rangers, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
He'll fill the active roster spot of Freddy Galvis, who was claimed off waivers Monday by the Reds. Since McKinney had already joined the Blue Jays on Sunday as a member of the taxi squad, he won't have to hop a flight to Toronto on short notice and should be available against Texas. McKinney, who has posted a .686 OPS across 202 plate appearances in the big leagues this season, will likely act as the Jays' fourth outfielder until Lourdes Gurriel (quadriceps) is reinstated from the injured list.
McKinney was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
McKinney has an .874 OPS with four homers in his last 10 games, but he'll nonetheless make his way to Triple-A. Right-hander Nick Kingham had his contract selected from Buffalo in a corresponding move.
McKinney went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a victory over Baltimore on Thursday.
With his team ahead by seven runs in the ninth inning, McKinney placed the cherry atop the cake, launching a long ball to right field to plate the final two runs of the game. While he has collected only nine hits over his last 45 at-bats, McKinney has at least provided some pop, as five of those nine hits have left the park. The 24-year-old is now slashing .216/.270/.416 with eight home runs and 19 RBI in 202 plate appearances this season.
McKinney went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's 7-3 loss to Cleveland.
The 24-year-old has started four of eight games since returning to the majors from Triple-A, hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a triple, two homers, four RBI and five runs. McKinney could see his playing time increase significantly in an unsettled Toronto outfield if he can stay locked in at the plate, but his .224/.279/.412 slash line on the year with six home runs and 15 RBI in 51 games doesn't offer much optimism.
McKinney went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 10-8 loss to the Red Sox.
Called up from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day, McKinney got the start in right field and hit eighth, and he responded with his fifth big-league homer of the year. The 24-year-old's .222/.277/.392 slash line through 47 games with Toronto still leaves him an afterthought in most fantasy formats, but he could get another chance to hold down a starting spot after posting a solid .886 OPS at Triple-A.
The Blue Jays recalled McKinney from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Monday's game against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
As anticipated, McKinney will replace Rowdy Tellez on the active roster after the latter was demoted to Triple-A following Toronto's loss to the Yankees on Sunday. McKinney slashed .215/.272/.369 across 164 plate appearances in the majors earlier this season and will likely fill a bench role while he's up with the big club.
The Blue Jays are expected to recall McKinney from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Monday's game in Boston, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
He's expected to claim the spot on the active roster vacated by Rowdy Tellez, who was optioned to Triple-A following the Jays' loss to the Yankees on Sunday. McKinney will likely serve as a fourth outfielder and backup first baseman while he's up with Toronto and might not start more than a couple times per week.
McKinney was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
McKinney started just two games after being called up from Buffalo on June 18, so the Blue Jays decided to remove him from the roster to open up a spot for Justin Smoak. McKinney will garner consideration next time Toronto needs to add outfield or first-base depth from the minor-league ranks.
McKinney hit a two-run home run in a pinch-hit appearance Thursday night against the Angels.
McKinney came through with the hit of the night, launching a two-run blast to right field in the bottom of the 10th to end the ballgame. This marked his first big-league at-bat since being called up Tuesday, though he did get a chance in the majors earlier this season and is now hitting .227 with four homers and 11 RBI over 42 games.
McKinney was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
McKinney has spent 41 games in the major leagues this season, piecing together a disappointing .221/.272/.364 slash line with three homers and nine RBI over that stretch. He'll provide bench depth while Justin Smoak recovers from a quadriceps injury.
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.
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