Dodgers Acquire INF Cavan Biggio From Toronto Blue Jays

With the trade deadline roughly six weeks away, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided not to wait when aiming to upgrade its roster.

As reported Wednesday morning, the Dodgers acquired INF Cavan Biggio from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league pitcher Braydon Fisher. Biggio had been designated for assignment by the Jays after a horrid start to the season. Biggio hit .200 with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs in 44 games.

Biggio, the son of former Big Leaguer Craig, had a strong rookie campaign six years ago. He hit a career-high 16 HRs to go along with 48 RBIs. Since then, he’s been a utility man for Toronto — filling in at several positions around the diamond. Biggio’s most known for his patience at the plate. Being able to walk and get on base most certainly coincides with the Dodgers’ approach for signing guys with high on-base percentages.

At only 29 years of age, Biggio is far from being finished as a player. LA is clearly hoping to revive his career with a change of scenery. It’ll help joining a team flush with All-Star caliber players — not to mention one of the league’s best developmental systems.

There’s no risk from the Dodgers standpoint in this situation. Enrique Hernandez and (especially) Chris Taylor have struggled immensely this year as the reserve infielders/utilitymen. Max Muncy has also been sidelined with a tricky oblique injury. With Biggio’s ability to play multiple infield spots, it only made sense for the Dodgers to roll the dice here.