Cavan Biggio will make his league debut for the Blue Jays very soon, as the club will call him with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tomorrow. Optionally, the triple A Buffalo will be Billy McKinney and Richard Ureña.
The story was first reported by ShiNidi of Sportsnet and subsequently confirmed by Blue Jays.
Billy McKinney and Richard Urena are the countermoves
– Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) 24 May 2019
It is quite apt that the Biggio and Gurriel, both children of baseball players, will arrive in Toronto to face the Fathers, the Fathers of San Diego. (The Padres will have a child in this series, as Cal Quantrill is the likely starter against Saturday's Blue Jays).
Cavan Biggio, a choice for the fifth round of 2016 Notre Dame, enjoyed a breakout year in Double-A New Hampshire in 2018 after a 2017 pedestrian campaign in Dunedin. The 24-year-old bats are gone and have played all the diamond so far this season with Buffalo: 22 games on the second base, seven on the third, six at the start, four on the right and one on the left.
Biggio started the scorching season, closing in April with a line of 0.70 / 0.500 / 0.604, and actually cooled down in the last month. Today he went 1-for-3 with two walks for the Bisons, concluding his triple-A stint by beating .307 / .455 / .504 through 173 pot appearances.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was demoted at the start of this season after two high-profile second run-in errors, with the club acknowledging he needed some time in the minor leagues to clear the head. Gurriel was mostly at the second base in triple A, but he had six games each in the left field and shortstop. Gurriel did not snatch the cover from the ball in Buffalo, but managed to hit .273 / .305 / .479, still reluctant to take walks.
The Blue Jays had a promotional day for Lourdes Gurriel, while Gurriel was on his optional assignment: I hope someone on the team saved one for his return.
The other way is the defender of the intruder Richard Ureña (who must be tired of filling out the travel reimbursement forms) and midfielder Billy McKinney. McKinney struggled on the plate and in the field outside the gate, but had a good week. The game of numbers forces him to try to continue his good week in the league.
Since Biggio is not on the roster of 40 men and the recently claimed Zac Rosscup is not yet on the roster of 25 men, a single or a couple of moves will have to be made before or after Friday's game.