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    Dodgers trade for infield depth, adding Cavan Biggio from the Blue Jays
    • June 12, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers added more infield depth, acquiring veteran utility man Cavan Biggio from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday for minor-league right-hander Braydon Fisher.

    The Dodgers are expected to option outfielder Miguel Vargas to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the active roster.

    Biggio, 29, has six seasons of experience with the Blue Jays, batting .227 with 48 home runs and 176 RBIs in 490 career games. He was batting just .200 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 44 games this season before he was designated for assignment Friday.

    The son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, who played 20 seasons for the Houston Astros, has played every position but pitcher and catcher. The left-handed hitter could split time at third base with Kiké Hernandez until Max Muncy returns from an oblique injury.

    On Tuesday, manager Dave Roberts suggested that Muncy’s recovery will still take some time. The veteran third baseman has not played since May 15. Hernandez has played the bulk of the time at third base, but was batting .190 in 19 games since Muncy went on the IL.

    “He’s running, throwing, catching the baseball, but as far as swinging, he’s not doing that,” Roberts said of Muncy. “I don’t know when we’re gonna pick that up. No updated timeline. If you’re not swinging the bat, I just don’t know what that progression looks like.”

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    Biggio, a Houston native and Notre Dame product, has 80 games of experience at third base (68 starts) and played four games (two starts) at the position this season.

    Fisher, 23, was a fourth-round draft pick in 2018 out of Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas. He was 2-1 with a 5.68 ERA this season in 15 combined relief appearances between Double-A Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He has a 5.51 ERA across 134 career minor league appearances (12 starts).

    Vargas, 24, was 5-for-20 (.250) with one home run and four RBIs across eight games with the Dodgers this season.

    In 107 major league games over the past three seasons, Vargas is a career .195 hitter with nine home runs and 44 RBIs. By contrast, in 99 games at Triple-A over the past two seasons, Vargas was batting .291 with 18 home runs and 81 RBIs.

    ​ Orange County Register