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Ryan Goins | Shortstop | #1

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Dallas Baptist
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Royals signed INF Ryan Goins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Goins will get a $1 million salary if he makes the big league roster and he can earn another $825,000 through performance-based incentives, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Goins should be able to battle for a utility infield spot with the Royals, and because he's so good with the glove, he could get significant playing time on what looks to be a rebuilding Kansas City club. He has a career OPS of .611 and he's hit just 20 homers with stolen five bases in his five-year career, so there's no fantasy upside here. Jan 24 - 4:14 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Royals "are looking at" Ryan Goins.

The slick-fielding Goins is a potential fit as a utility infielder behind Raul Mondesi, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert. The 29-year-old is a career .228/.275/.335 hitter over parts of five seasons in the majors. Heyman notes that the Royals are also considering bringing back Alcides Escobar.
Jan 5 - 1:46 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are taking a look at free agent infielder Ryan Goins.

Goins was non-tendered by the Blue Jays earlier this month after batting .237/.286/.356 in 459 plate appearances in 2017. This report isn't going to excite Mets fans, but the 29-year-old has a strong reputation as a defender and is capable of playing all over the infield. Ideally he'd serve in a utility or bench role.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Blue Jays non-tendered INF Ryan Goins.

The 29-year-old defensive specialist spent five years with the Blue Jays but will now look to latch on with another team. He played 143 games with Toronto this year and limped to a .237/.286/.356 slash line with nine homers and 62 RBI in 459 plate appearances. The acquisition of Aledmys Diaz in a trade with the Cardinals made Goins expendable.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:26:00 PM

Ryan Goins slugged a grand slam in Friday’s victory over the Yankees.

It was his second career grand slam, both of them coming this season. Goins also pulled off the Hidden Ball Trick on Todd Frazier at second base, so it was a heck of a night for him. The 29-year-old hasn’t been much of a fantasy factor this year, batting .228/.280/.343 with eight homers and 59 RBI over 135 games.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:05:00 PM

Ryan Goins is in the Blue Jays' starting lineup again Wednesday versus Baltimore.

It's the second straight start for Goins over Darwin Barney at second base. He'll hit ninth and play second base against Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Ryan Goins hit a solo homer in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Orioles on Monday.

Goins drove in his first run of the game on a groundout in the bottom of the second inning and then went deep of O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez in the bottom of the fourth. The 29-year-old infielder is batting .228/.281/.341 with seven home runs and 53 RBI in 125 games this season for Toronto.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:06:00 PM

Ryan Goins (forearm) is in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Thursday against the Rays.

Goins was removed from Wednesday night's game after Rays infielder Daniel Robertson stepped on his left arm in the sixth inning, but he avoided a serious injury. Goins is starting at shortstop and batting eighth Thursday versus Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 01:32:00 PM

Ryan Goins left Wednesday's game against the Rays with a left forearm injury.

Daniel Robertson accidentally stepped on Goins' left arm in the sixth inning while making a force out at second base. Goins didn't come out for the next frame with Darwin Barney taking his place at shortstop. He went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Ryan Goins delivered an RBI single in the 10th inning to lead the Blue Jays to a 4-3 win over the Astros on Saturday.

Goins will get much of the deserved credit, but a masterful slide at home by Rob Refsnyder was the difference in the game. Still, it was a nice moment for Goins, who had two hits in five at-bats on the night. The 29-year-old has played all over the diamond for the Jays this year, batting .217/.271/.339 in 91 games.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 01:46:00 AM

Ryan Goins smacked a two-RBI double Tuesday against the Athletics.

Goins' two-bagger in the second inning plated Kendrys Morales and Ezequiel Carrera. The defense-first utility infielder continues to be one of the worst-hitting players in the majors, as he's now sporting a .596 OPS.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Ryan Goins went 1-for-3 and plated the Blue Jays' lone run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Goins came through with an RBI single in the seventh inning to score Justin Smoak, trimming the Jays' deficit to 5-1. He has struggled while filling in for the injured Devon Travis, slashing just .215/.277/.348 with four homers and 24 RBI.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 12:55:00 AM

Ryan Goins went 1-for-3 with an RBI double as the Blue Jays fell to the White Sox on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

Goins delivered a run-scoring double in the second inning that would wind up being the only damage against White Sox' starter Mike Pelfrey. He has had a rough go of it at the plate this season, slashing .209/.267/.331 with four homers and 22 RBI.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Ryan Goins went 3-for-4 with two RBI and delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as the Blue Jays outlasted the Indians 8-7 on Wednesday.

He came to the dish with two outs and the bases loaded in the final frame. He stroked a single to right field for the walk-off winner. He had another RBI single earlier in the game. Goins is batting .222/.296/.389 with three homers and 13 RBI on the season.
Wed, May 10, 2017 11:51:00 PM

Ryan Goins hit his third home run of the season Monday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Indians.

Goins opened the game's scoring with his two-run shot off Indians starter Trevor Bauer in the bottom of the second inning. He finished the night 1-for-2 with a walk.
Mon, May 8, 2017 10:41:00 PM

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3Cam Gallagher
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1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Adalberto Mondesi
3Ramon Torres
4Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Cody Asche
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CF1Jon Jay
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3Bubba Starling
4Billy Burns
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DH1Jorge Soler
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7Burch Smith
8Ricky Nolasco
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3Brian Flynn
4Wily Peralta
5Kevin McCarthy
6Timothy Hill
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8Seth Maness
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