Cavan Biggio

Cavan Biggio struggling to keep up with the legacies

By virtue of being a professional athlete, you’re going to experience struggles with performance at some point in your career. Some athletes handle this better than others. Similarly, there’s a sect of athletics that are following in the footsteps of a parent. This is a labor in itself and comes with its own sort of turmoil, with some also managing the additional expectations more gracefully than others might. We’ve seen children of professional athletes absolutely thrive at the highest level while some flame out rather quickly and disappear off the national stage.
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Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Swats sixth homer

Biggio went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees. His fifth-inning blast off Gerrit Cole gave the Jays a 2-1 lead, but it was their last gasp of offense on the night. Since returning to action from a neck injury, Biggio has gone 7-for-17 (.412) with three walks, two doubles and three of his six homers on the year.
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Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Hits bench

Biggio is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees. Biggio started four games in a row after returning from a neck injury Friday. He'll sit against southpaw Jordan Montgomery on Tuesday while Santiago Espinal gets a start at third base.

Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Hits fifth homer in win

Biggio went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two runs and a walk in Sunday's 18-4 win over the Red Sox. Biggio has recorded hits in each of his three games since he returned from the injured list, and he's blasted four extra-base hits across the last two games. The 26-year-old is now slashing .230/.337/.388 with five home runs, 17 runs and 13 RBI this season.

Blue Jays Activate Cavan Biggio

Cavan Biggio will return to the Blue Jays this weekend in Boston, the team announced Friday. Biggio has been out with a cervical spine ligament sprain since May 22 and began a rehab stint earlier this week. The infielder/outfielder hit a home run in three rehab games for Triple-A Buffalo. In a corresponding moves, the Jays sent Santiago Espinal down to Triple-A to make room for Biggio.

Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Could return over weekend

Biggio (neck) could be reinstated from the 10-day injured list during this weekend's four-game series in Boston, Mitch Bannon of reports. Biggio has been sidelined since May 22 due to a cervical spine ligament sprain, but he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. The 26-year-old has gone just 1-for-9 with a solo home run and two strikeouts across two rehab games in the minors, but his return to the major-league club appears to be imminent.

Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Considered day-to-day

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Tuesday that Biggio (neck) is still considered day-to-day, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports. Biggio has been on the 10-day injured list since May 22 due to a cervical spine ligament sprain, but he'll miss more than the minimum amount of time. While he won't be reinstated Tuesday, the team continues to monitor his progress daily. Santiago Espinal and Joe Panik have been handling the duties at third base in Biggio's absence.
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Toronto Blue Jays: Should Cavan Biggio be the permanent third baseman?

If someone had told me back in 2019 that young core member Cavan Biggio would be playing more third base than second base in 2021, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. But after shortened seasons, new players, too many injuries and team defensive struggles, one can see why the Blue Jays would be mixing things up.

Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Placed on injured list

Biggio was placed on the 10-day injured list with a cervical spine ligament sprain Saturday. Biggio was held out of Friday's lineup with what was originally referred to as a sore neck. He wound up appearing off the bench, but the injury is evidently bad enough that he'll need to be shut down for at least 10 days. Whether or not he'll be able to return when first eligible at the start of June remains to be seen. Santiago Espinal will start at third base Saturday and could feature regularly until he returns.

Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Could require IL stint

Biggio, who is not in Friday's lineup against the Rays, is dealing with a sore neck and could require a stint on the injured list, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. When manager Charlie Montoyo was asked if Biggio would go on the IL, he said, "We'll see how it goes. Right now he's day-to-day." Apparently Biggio has been dealing with the neck soreness all season and is having trouble swinging the bat. He is hitting .206 with three home runs and two steals.

Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Swats double in win

Biggio went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, a run, two walks and a strikeout in Thursday's 8-4 win over Atlanta. Biggio had gone hitless in his last nine at-bats, but he reached base four times in Thursday's victory. The 26-year-old is now hitting .210 with three home runs, 13 runs and 10 RBI this season.

What should the Blue Jays do if Cavan Biggio continues to struggle?

The Toronto Blue Jays boast quite a few players with baseball pedigree like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Cavan Biggio, all of whom had fathers who played professional baseball for extended periods of time with some even in the Baseball Hall of Fame. While the core of the Jays lineup is made up of mostly homegrown talent, there are a few players who are struggling at the beginning of the 2021 season.

Fantasy Baseball Rankings Update: Are slow starts for Cavan Biggio, Corey Kluber reason to panic?

For every riser in the rankings, there must be a faller. It's Newton's first law of Fantasy Baseball, or something like that. Sometimes, a guy moves down in the rankings for no other reason than someone else had to move up -- Jose Abreu and Pete Alonso fall under that category after I moved Vladimir Guerrero Jr. up to No. 3 in recent days. That happens, and it isn't an indictment on the player who moved down.