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May 12, 2021 04:40 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

McKinney had gone 0-for-10 with a walk and five strikeouts in his last three games. Jackie Bradley will shift to left field while Lorenzo Cain starts in center field.

May 5, 2021 04:56 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Fading into bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

Even with Christian Yelich (back) returning to the injured list just one game after being activated, McKinney looks like he'll be relegated to fourth-outfielder duties since Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) also came off the IL the same day as Yelich. Cain, Jackie Bradley and Avisail Garcia are expected to serve as Milwaukee's everyday outfielders until Yelich rejoins the mix.

May 2, 2021 12:28 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: On bench versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

McKinney went 2-for-6 with two walks and one run in the past two games but will head to the bench Sunday with southpaw Julio Urias on the mound for Los Angeles. Tyrone Taylor will receive the start in left field, batting second.

April 21, 2021 10:20 AM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Homers in back-to-back games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Padres.

McKinney slammed a solo shot off Chris Paddack in the third inning Tuesday. After hitting no homers this season prior to Monday, the 26-year-old has two long balls in as many days. The outfielder is likely going to revert to the bench once Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) return from the 10-day injured list, which could come as soon as next week.

April 20, 2021 11:20 AM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Slugs first home run of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Padres.

McKinney took advantage of a mislocated cutter from Joe Musgrove and sent it into the seats in right to put the Brewers up 2-1 in the fifth. Despite cranking his first home run of the year, McKinney hasn't been doing very well at the plate lately, as he's slashed .176/.222/.353 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in five games since entering the starting lineup April 14 against the Cubs. However, he should continue to see regular playing time in the near term with both Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) currently on the 10-day injured list.

April 18, 2021 01:08 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Filling in for Yelich
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney will start in left field and bat sixth Sunday against the Pirates.

Set to make his fourth straight start Sunday, McKinney appears to have emerged as the primary replacement in left field for the injured Christian Yelich (back). Over his first three starts in place of Yelich, McKinney has gone 2-for-9 with a walk, two runs and two RBI.

April 13, 2021 11:32 AM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Three hits as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 3-for-3 with a run scored as a pinch hitter in Monday's win over the Cubs.

McKinney has seen limited at-bats so far this season, and in fact, this was the first time he saw more than one plate appearance this year. He took advantage of the opportunity and recorded three hits, but the 26-year-old outfielder should remain as a bench alternative going forward.

March 23, 2021 05:00 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Heating up at right time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 5-for-8 (.625) with three home runs and five RBI over his last four spring games.

McKinney did not hit much early in the spring, but he has come on at the right time, stacking up hits with the Brewers about a week away from setting their Opening Day roster. The former Blue Jay is out of options, which will likely help his cause when decision day rolls around.

September 14, 2020 04:12 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Claimed by Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Monday and sent to the alternate training site.

McKinney was cast off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster Friday, and he'll work at the Brewers' alternate training site in Appleton going forward. The 26-year-old made three brief appearances on Toronto's active roster in 2020 and could be a candidate be called up prior to the end of the season. McKinney appeared in just two games this season, but he slashed .215/.274/.422 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI over 84 major-league games in 2019.

September 11, 2020 05:52 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was designated for assignment Friday.

McKinney has spent three very brief stints on the active roster this season, appearing in just two games. He's still just 26 years old and owns a respectable 91 wRC+ in 124 career big-league games, so there's a chance he gets claimed off waivers.

September 9, 2020 06:00 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was recalled from the alternate training site Wednesday.

The 26-year-old takes the roster spot of Rowdy Tellez, who was placed on the injured list with a knee strain. McKinney has appeared in only two games this season and went 2-for-3 with one run, and he had a .696 OPS and 12 homers in 84 contests in 2019.

August 21, 2020 10:56 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Pair of hits Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the 3-2 win over the Phillies in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.

McKinney was recalled to the big-league roster earlier in the day to serve as the 29th man for the doubleheader. While the outfielder logged a pair of singles and also scored the game-tying run in the sixth inning, he was still sent back down to the Blue Jays' alternate site following the conclusion of the twin bill.

August 20, 2020 10:36 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Joins club for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays recalled McKinney from their alternate training site to serve as their 29th man for Thursday's doubleheader with the Phillies.

McKinney will provide the Blue Jays with an extra left-handed bat off the bench, but he likely won't be in line for an extended stay with the big club. Over 408 career big-league plate appearances, McKinney has slashed .227/.268/.435 (90 wRC+) with 18 home runs.

August 8, 2020 05:52 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Optioned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was optioned to the Blue Jays' taxi squad Saturday.

McKinney has been shuffled between the major-league roster and the alternate squad to begin the season, and he'll serve on the taxi squad after Chase Anderson (oblique) was activated ahead of his scheduled start Saturday. The outfielder will be available to step in on short notice during the team's current road trip.

August 5, 2020 04:16 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Joins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was added to Toronto's active roster Wednesday.

Derek Fisher (quad) was sent to the injured list Wednesday, freeing up a spot on the big-league roster for McKinney. The 25-year-old, who hit .215/.274/.422 with 12 home runs in 84 games last season, should fill a reserve outfield role during his time in the majors.

July 26, 2020 12:16 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Bumped off 30-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Sunday.

The 25-year-old earned a spot on the Opening Day roster but didn't see the field during the first two games. McKinney figures to rejoin the big-league club at some point this season, but he's likely to remain limited to a reserve role.

March 22, 2020 09:24 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Could be squeezed off MLB roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2019 12:32 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Shi Davidi of 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.

September 28, 2019 11:52 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 23, 2019 10:36 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Blasts two late home runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
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