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Report: Blue Jays Trade Cavan Biggio to Dodgers for Minor Leaguer

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to trade Cavan Biggio to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a minor league player, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Braydon Fisher is coming to Toronto in the deal. Fisher, 23, has split time between Double-A and Triple-A this season, recording a 5.68 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 15 walks over 19 innings pitched.

Biggio was designated for assignment on Friday following six seasons with the Blue Jays and nine in the organization. Biggio, 29, was a fifth-round draft pick in 2016, making his debut with the Blue Jays in 2019, the same season where Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette reached the majors. For Biggio, he’s a versatile utility player who can play first, second, third, left and right, while also adding value to the bases. Biggio will join a Dodgers team that owns a 7 1/2 game lead in the National League West. However, they have seen little offensive production from Chris Taylor, Gavin Lux and Kiké Hernández.

Blue Jays Trading Cavan Biggio to the Dodgers

Biggio emerged as one of the Blue Jays’ better prospects prior to his major league debut. From 2019-20, Biggio batted .240/.368.,430 with 24 home runs and 20 steals in roughly one season’s worth of playing at 159 games and 695 plate appearances. His massive walk rate and mix of power, speed and defensive versatility made him one of the more exciting young players on Toronto’s roster, setting up a potential trio of Bichette and Gurrero. As those players turned into All-Stars, Biggio went the other way. Over Biggio’s next two seasons, he hit a dismal .213/.320/.353 batting line with 13 home runs and seven steals.

Overall, since his promising 2019-20 start, Biggio has turned in a .219/.327/.351 line with a 12.1 percent walk rate against a 27.5 percent walk rate.

Injuries limited Biggio in the years after, and he lost playing time this season to Davis Schneider and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. With the Blue Jays struggling offensively, they DFA’d him to make room for Spencer Horwitz, who has started at second base since his recall. Biggio has one season of club control beyond this year and will be eligible for free agency in 2025.

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