Blue Jays call up Ryan Goins, designate for assignment reliever Todd Redmond

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Toronto wanted to subtract a pitcher and add a position player, so the Blue Jays have called up infielder Ryan Goins from Triple-A and designated for assignment reliever Todd Redmond.

Redmond has been a mess this season, allowing eight runs in four innings, but the 30-year-old right-hander posted a 3.79 ERA and 136/50 K/BB ratio in 152 innings during the previous two seasons.

Assuming he’s healthy Redmond should draw some interest from teams looking to add middle relief help.

Goins is a light-hitting 27-year-old utility man who’s hit .213 with a .531 OPS in 101 games for the Blue Jays and his numbers at Triple-A aren’t much better.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”

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