How Cavan Biggio can help Dodgers after trade from Blue Jays

How much can Cavan Biggio help the Dodgers -- and what could L.A. do next after trade with the Blue Jays? Brian Bradshaw Sevald/USA TODAY Sports

When the Toronto Blue Jays designated Cavan Biggio for assignment last week, it was a little surprising -- he's been a perfectly fine utility player for them going back to 2019. But Toronto's roster was full of utility types, and Biggio is in the midst of his worst offensive season, hitting .200/.323/.291 in 131 plate appearances with a career-high strikeout rate of 32%.

Five days later, Biggio is headed from a team stuck in the middle of the American League East to the top of the National League West, after being acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday morning. The Blue Jays will receive right-handed minor league reliever Braydon Fisher in the deal, according to sources. Why would L.A. roll the dice on the 29-year-old infielder?