Dodgers acquire Cavan Biggio in trade with Blue Jays

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired super-utility man Cavan Biggio in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, adding the veteran outfielder after the Blue Jays designated him for assignment last week.

In the deal, the Blue Jays receive right-handed reliever Braydon Fisher, who split his time this season between Double-A and Triple-A.

Biggio, 29, was taken off the Blue Jays’ 40-man roster last week after struggling through the first third of the season, hitting .200/.323/.291 with two home runs in 131 plate appearances with Toronto. 33. -34 Ranks third in the American League East.

He has spent most of his career at second base but has played first, third and right field as well this season. Biggio will join a Dodgers team that holds a 7-game lead in the National League West but has gotten minimal offensive production from Chris Taylor, Gavin Lux and Kiki Hernandez and is missing third baseman Max Muncy, who is on the injured list with an oblique strain. .

Biggio debuted in 2019 and was one of three sons of longtime major league players, along with shortstop Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and shortstop Bo Bichette, who were expected to serve as the core of the Blue Jays’ rookie team. He hit 16 home runs in 100 games in his rookie season and followed up a coronavirus-shortened 2020 with a .375 on-base percentage, looking like a fixture at second base.

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Injuries limited Biggio in the following years, and he lost playing time this season to Davis Schneider and Isiah Kiner-Faleeva. With the Blue Jays struggling offensively, the DFA asked him to make room for Spencer Horowitz, who has started all four games at second since his call-up. Biggio has one season of club control after this year and will be eligible for free agency after 2025.

Fisher, 23, was a fourth-round pick in 2018 and has struck out 30 batters and walked 15 in 19 innings while posting a 5.68 ERA this season.

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