Report: Blue Jays to call up Cavan Biggio


The Toronto Blue Jays will call up highly touted prospect Cavan Biggio on Friday, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will make his return to the big-league squad as well, Davidi adds.

In corresponding moves, outfielder Billy McKinney and infielder Richard Urena will reportedly be sent to the minors.

Cavan, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, is hitting .306/.440/.507 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 41 games for Triple-A Buffalo. He also comes with defensive versatility, possessing the ability to play first, second, third, and the corner-outfield spots.

MLB Pipeline ranked the 24-year-old Biggio as Toronto's No. 9 prospect. The Blue Jays selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

With Biggio joining Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on the Blue Jays, it will be the first time that two sons of Hall of Famers will be MLB teammates, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Gurriel, who began the season with the Blue Jays, was optioned to Triple-A in mid-April after struggling to a .175/.250/.275 slash line in 13 games.

The 25-year-old Cuban, who has only played the infield during his time in the bigs, has recently been taking reps in the outfield.

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