Potential landing spots for Cavan Biggio following his DFA by the Blue Jays

With his days as a Blue Jay likely numbered, where can Biggio find a new home?
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On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays made a surprising move when they designated utilityman Cavan Biggio for assignment as a corresponding transaction to Spencer Horwitz’s promotion to the major leagues. After all, Biggio had been a key member of the Blue Jays since their return to prominence during the past few seasons. Despite struggling for the most part at the plate in recent years, he had shown some flashes of offensive potential from time to time, together with the knack of being able to successfully get on base with a career .343 OBP.

Although Biggio still had options remaining, because he had spent already five-plus years in MLB, he had the ability to decline any minor league assignment. That was likely what transpired as he became DFA’d instead. As a result, Biggio’s tenure with the Jays will likely be over in the coming days.

So what are potential landing spots for the 29-year-old utilityman, who could be a potential starter for a struggling team or a key bench piece for a contender?

Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels had been mainly running it with the likes of Brandon Drury and now more recently Kyren Paris and Luis Guillorme as their second baseman this season. Collectively, they have had limited production out of that position, with Drury and Paris struggling to even hit over the Mendoza line. Luis Rengifo would have been the perfect choice to man second, but with Anthony Rendon out long-term due to a partial hamstring tear, Rengifo has been primarily used at third base as a result. Therefore, Biggio could provide valuable help to the Angels in their second base position, along with giving the team an extra left-handed bat off the bench.

Boston Red Sox

The last thing the Jays would want is to have Biggio go to a division rival so that he could exact his revenge on them more frequently. However, with second base being one of their main weaknesses this season, the Boston Red Sox could surely use him to help boost their potential. On the season, Boston’s second basemen have hit at just a .168 clip with a .210 OBP and .447 OPS, together with 19 runs scored, 3 home runs and 22 RBI to date. So Biggio no doubt could help them improve in that department big time.

Cincinnati Reds

Despite being a starter for a fair portion of his career, Biggio will not necessarily be automatically given a starting role once moved to another team. Likewise, if the Cincinnati Reds picked up the veteran utilityman, he would become a key reserve piece with their starting outfield and infield practically set. In addition, with the Reds lacking a prominent lefty off the bench, Biggio would help fill that hole solidly with his strong on-base percentage and pop in his bat.

San Francisco Giants

With Thairo Estrada firmly entrenched as the San Francisco Giants’ starting second baseman, Biggio’s main playing position may not be available. However, with their recent run into a rash of injuries to their starters, including LaMonte Wade Jr., Nick Ahmed, and a season-ending shoulder surgery for outfielder Jung Hoo Lee, the Giants’ could see some tremendous value in Biggio’s versatility. As a result, they can utilize Biggio where they see fit, while becoming an important insurance bench piece when some of the starters eventually return.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves’ bench has been practically non-existent in 2024, especially with Adam Duvall sliding into a starting role following Ronald Acuña Jr.’s season-ending injury. With no current bench player playing more than 10 games this season aside from Zack Short, and with the majority of them providing little to no offensive value at all to date, Biggio would be the ideal reserve that can help complement the Braves’ roster. Not only can he be a power bat off the bench, his positional flexibility will allow him to be a backup of significance for both their infielders and outfielders. To top it off, it would feel like Christmas in June for Biggio as he would finally be joining a legitimate perennial contender.