McKinney, Shafer recalled to Toronto, Smoak heading to IR

One of the longest-tenured Blue Jays is heading to the Injured List, in return outfielder Billy McKinney and pitcher Justin Shafer have been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

OF Billy McKinney and RHP Justin Shafer have been recalled from the @BuffaloBisons
1B Justin Smoak (left quad strain) and RHP Edwin Jackson (lower back strain) have been placed on the 10-day IL
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 18, 2019

Joining Justin Smoak on the IL will be the infamous Edwin Jackson, who has been the target for the Jays’ recent streak of complete disaster. Jackson has a 1-5 record with a 12.43 ERA through 25.1 innings pitched — impressively horrible.
While Smoak on the other hand has been able to get base at a great rate, with a .364 OBP and hitting for a .787 OPS this season. Even though he has .225 batting average, Smoak has a career-high 16.5 BB% — his plate appearances will be surely missed on an offensively-destitute team like the Blue Jays are currently.
On the other end of the spectrum, McKinney made the lineup on the Opening Day roster but was later sent down to Buffalo with his dried-up bat and 68 wRC+ through 153 major-league plate appearances. Hitting for …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation

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