Blue Jays recall Sanchez, Goins; Barney on family medical emergency list

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez. (Fred Thornhill/CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled Aaron Sanchez and Ryan Goins ahead of their series finale against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night.

In corresponding moves, Darwin Barney has been placed on the family medical emergency list and Bo Schultz has been optioned to triple-A Buffalo.

Sanchez, who was sent to Class A Dunedin on Aug. 21 to help limit his innings, will start against the Orioles.

Newest Blue Jays Dioner Navarro also draws into the lineup as DH.

Sanchez is 12-2 with a 2.99 earned-run average. He has made 24 starts and thrown a career-high 156 1/3 innings.

Goins, who was pulled midway through Buffalo’s game on Tuesday, was optioned to triple-A on Thursday after Jose Bautista was activated from the disabled list.

The sure-handed second baseman has appeared in 63 games for the Blue Jays this season, batting .186 with a .231 on-base percentage, three home runs and 12 RBI. He is hitting .271/.324/.396 in 27 games with the Bisons. The 28-year-old was slated to earn consideration for promotion to the Blue Jays on Sept. 1 when major-league rosters expand from 25 to 40.

It’s unknown how long Barney will be away from the team.

With files from Associated Press

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