Biagini’s role for 2018 became uncertain when the Blue Jays acquired Jaime Garcia, who figures to be the club’s No. 5 starter. Biagini could wind up in the Blue Jays bullpen or perhaps begin the season as starting pitching depth at triple-A.
The 27-year-old right-hander posted a 5.34 ERA in 119.2 innings last season across 44 games, 18 of which were starts.
Danny Barnes, a right-handed reliever, is pencilled in to start Game 2 of the Grapefruit League schedule for the Blue Jays. He isn’t being stretched out as a starter; instead, that day’s game will just feature several members of the club’s relief corps.