Blue Jays to bring up Biggio, Gurriel from triple-A Buffalo

27 Mai, 2019, 05:24 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr. celebrates with teammates after he hit a home run against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday

It's not necessarily Astros news, but it's a great feel-good story for their fans.

The move added Biggio - the 24-year-old son of Craig Biggio - to the same Major League Baseball roster that already includes Guerrero Jr, also the son of a Hall of Famer.

Skipper Charlie Montoyo said Biggio will start Friday's game against the San Diego Padres at second base, according to Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio.

Jansen was given the reigns at the catching position when Canadian Russell Martin was sent to the L.A. Dodgers, a team he has played for previously in his career.

Biggio is batting.307 with six home runs and 26 runs batted in over 42 games with triple-A Buffalo.

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Biggio will join another heralded prospect in Vladimir Guerrero Jr. A year ago with the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats he hit.255, knocked in 99 runs and had 26 homers, also swiping 20 bases.

The younger Bichette is recovering from a broken left hand and likely will miss another couple of weeks before returning to Buffalo's line-up, according to the Blue Jays' official website.

Biggio has spent the majority of 2019 playing second base for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, but has also seen time at first, third and both corner outfield spots. Biggio was drafted by Toronto in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft. Understandably, He's a very proud father.

Biggio, 24, was tearing up the International League.

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