Blue Jays to call up Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

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SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Cavan Biggio #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Cavan Biggio #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Cavan Biggio, one of the organization’s top prospects, will reportedly be called up by the Blue Jays on Friday to make his much anticipated major-league debut.

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Cavan Biggio from Triple-A Buffalo and are also recalling Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Davidi also notes that infielder Richard Urena and outfielder Billy McKinney will be heading down to Buffalo as corresponding moves.

Biggio, 24, has demolished Triple-A pitching this year, slashing an outstanding .306/.440/.507 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 41 games with the Bisons.

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A versatile fielder who has long been considered one of the organization’s best young talents, Biggio added seven doubles and a triple in 134 at-bats.

Gurriel Jr., 25, rejoins the team after limping to a .525 OPS in 13 games to start the season. Though the majority of his struggles were defensive, Gurriel has excelled at the dish in Buffalo, just like his teammate Biggio.

McKinney, who leads American League rookies in doubles with 11, gets sent down after going six for his last 24 with seven strikeouts. It is likely that McKinney will re-join the major league team once some pitching depth arrives.

Urena appeared in four games since being recalled to the bigs, going 0-for-7 with five strikeouts and a cumulative WPA of -0.168 in two starts.

Though it was difficult to see Biggio, a product of the University of Notre Dame, getting called up this early, it certainly is a welcomed surprise for Blue Jays fans, seeing as they’re already consistently excited to see Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on a daily basis.

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Regardless of how he does early on, Biggio remains a massive part of the team’s future, and his debut should come with as much hype as almost any prospect in recent memory. More to come.

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