Blue Jays Quick Hits: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Cavan Biggio and more

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. #13 of the Toronto Blue Jays watches the game against the Chicago White Sox before extending his multi-game hitting streak to 11 in the 8th inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. #13 of the Toronto Blue Jays watches the game against the Chicago White Sox before extending his multi-game hitting streak to 11 in the 8th inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Here is a look at some of the happenings surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays for Sunday, May 05th including updates on Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Cavan Biggio and more.

Gurriel To Be Super Utility Player Upon Return

Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins opined that Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will begin taking reps in the outfield in Triple-A. The Jays are hopeful that this will increase his positional flexibility and Gurriel can assume the role of a super utility type player.

Gurriel played shortstop yesterday as the herd fell victim to the Iron Pigs 5-3.

Biggio Honing His Craft In The Outfield

Cavan Biggio has already begun honing his craft in the outfield with news that Gurriel will now also man the Bisons outfield. The prospect has two games under his belt in right field and could be in line for a call-up when the Jays finally cut ties with Socrates Brito.

Richard Could Join Rotation Sooner Than Later

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, pitcher Clayton Richard could return to action once the Blue Jays require a fifth starter which will presumably be in two weeks. Richard has yet to make his debut since suffering a knee injury in spring training.

Old Friend Makes Wall Web Gem

Giants outfielder Kevin Pillar literally climbed the wall in Cincinnati to rob rookie Nick Senzel of his first MLB home run. This is old hat for Toronto fans but nice to see K.P. impressing in his new digs.

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1124833590573973505

Nicolino Signs With White Sox

Former Blue Jays pitching prospect Justin Nicolino latched on with the Chicago White Sox after being released from the Minnesota Twins earlier in the week. The former top pitching prospect has never really lived up to the hype after being dealt to the Marlins in the 12-player blockbuster trade of 2012.

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Lopez Being Converted To A Catcher

Jesus Lopez is being converted from an infielder to a catcher according to Shi Davidi. Lopez was acquired from the Athletics in the Kendrys Morales swap. This is probably a smart move for Lopez considering the plethora of infielders strewn through the minor league ranks.

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