Blue Jays trade Cavan Biggio to Dodgers for minor-league pitcher

Blake Murphy discusses the Blue Jays dealing Cavan Biggio to the Dodgers in exchange for prospect Braydon Fisher and looks at how the Dodgers may try and implement the utility player.

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a trade that will send utility player Cavan Biggio to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor-league pitcher Braydon Fisher, the team announced Wednesday.

Biggio was designated for assignment Friday after six big-league seasons with the Blue Jays, and nine in the organization. A fifth-round draft pick in 2016, Biggio debuted with the Blue Jays in 2019, the same season fellow second-generation players Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette reached the majors.

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Now 29, Biggio has evolved into a versatile utility player capable of handling first, second, third, left and right while also adding value on the bases. It’s presumable in that role that the Dodgers will use Biggio, who’s not slated to hit free agency until after the 2025 season.

At the plate, the left-handed hitter was batting .200/.323/.291 with two home runs in 131 plate appearances when the Blue Jays removed him from their roster.

Fisher is a 23-year-old right-hander who has a curveball-forward approach that’s yielded high strikeout rates and high walk rates in the upper minors this year. In 19 total innings between double-A and triple-A, he has a 5.68 ERA with 15 walks allowed and 30 strikeouts.

Interestingly, the 2018 fourth-round pick throws his curveball a little more than half the time. He pairs that pitch with a fastball that sits 91-94 m.p.h., a cutter and a slider.

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