Biggio DFA’d after failing to play ‘pedigree ball’

Dodgers without a third baseman have found one: ‘He’ll start immediately on the 13th’

After being designated for assignment (DFA) by the Toronto Blue Jays, Cavan Biggio, 29, has found a new team. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in need of a third baseman, have found him.

“The Dodgers have acquired super-utility player Biggio in a trade with Toronto,” ESPN reported on Wednesday night. In return, the Dodgers received right-handed relief pitching prospect Braden Fisher. Fisher was just promoted to Triple-A this year.

The Dodgers made a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday (Feb. 13), sending minor league pitcher Brayden Fisher in exchange for Cavan Biggio, who was placed on the disabled list.

Biggio was designated for assignment on Aug. 8 and was removed from the 40-man Major League Baseball (MLB) roster. Toronto could no longer afford to keep him on the roster after he hit .200 with two home runs, nine RBIs, and a .614 OPS (on-base percentage and slugging percentage) in 44 games this season.

Biggio was part of the “pedigree ball” Toronto was hoping for in 2019. Biggio’s father, Craig Biggio, was a seven-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove, and five-time Silver Slugger. In his career, he hit .281 with 3,060 hits and 291 home runs. He was considered one of the best second basemen of his era and was the centerpiece of the Houston Astros. He “deserves” to be in the Hall of Fame.

Like Biggio, Toronto has several players with the proven “DNA” of having a star baseball father: Vladimir Guerrero Jr, son of Vladimir Guerrero, and Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette.

While Guerrero Jr. became the 2021 home run king and Bichette one of the league’s top offensive shortstops, Vizio hasn’t quite matched 토토 them. He batted just .227 in his career, and instead of being a starter, he was a utility player filling in for the team’s vacant outfield spots. He was also the backup to Ryu Hyun-jin (Hanwha Eagles) while he was playing.

The Dodgers found Biggio when he had nowhere else to go. The team is stronger than Toronto. The Dodgers are in first place in the National League West again this year. Their .618 winning percentage (42-26) through 11 days is second in the National League and fourth in MLB, behind only the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Dodgers’ concern is their infield depth, including third base. They started ambitiously with the acquisition of Shohei Ohtani, but lost starting third baseman Max Muncy to injury. His return is still unclear. Gavin Lux, who was projected as the starting shortstop in spring training, struggled offensively and defensively to start the season and was moved to platoon second base. Center fielder Mookie Betts has been splitting time at shortstop, but his physical limitations have hindered his offense.

We’re trying to fill it with internal resources, but it’s not enough. Traditional utility players Chris Taylor and Kike Hernandez are struggling. Miguel Rojas has good pace, but he’s old. The outfield isn’t as reassuring. Teoscar Hernandez has 17 home runs, but the younger players they counted on like James Outman, Andy Fajes, and Miguel Vargas have all struggled.

It’s not much to get excited about, but the Dodgers will look to Biggio to fill the void. “Biggio will get a chance to establish himself as a versatile backup to the starting lineup,” said, the official MLB website.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers immediately inserted Vizio into the ninth spot in the lineup at home against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.