Blue Jays Get Bad News on Cavan Biggio Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Toronto Blue Jays got some bad news on the injury update injury front with Cavan Biggio headed to the 10-day injured list.
The Toronto Blue Jays got some bad news on the injury update injury front with Cavan Biggio headed to the 10-day injured list. / Joshua Bessex/Getty Images

Like a few other teams around baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays were quite busy at the MLB's 2021 Trade Deadline. At 54-49 in the tough AL East division, the Blue Jays needed a spark towards their postseason push as they find themselves 8.0 games back in the division and 4.0 games back in the Wild Card race.

With that in mind, the latest injury update to Cavan Biggio is a tough break for Toronto fans. On Tuesday, the Blue Jays placed their 26-year-old 2B/3B on the 10-day injured list with back/neck discomfort.

Cavan Biggio Injury Update

The news couldn't have come at a worse time for Toronto, especially considering the MLB season has less than two months remaining. But, there's a silver lining here. Biggio has not played up to his own and Toronto's early standards thus far in 2021. The slick-handed infielder is slashing just .215/.316/.350 through 77 games with 3 stolen bases.

The third-year MLB veteran may be very early on in his MLB career, but his 2019 and 2020 seasons were much more productive at the plate. Across those first two years, Biggio slashed .240/.368/.430 while on pace for 21 stolen bases across 162 games.

According to reports, the back and neck discomfort is an issue Biggio has been plagued with throughout the entire season. Toronto expects him back in exactly 10 days and hopefully, some rest will provide a spark plug in his bat. Right now, the Blue Jays own +1200 odds to win the AL East on FanDuel Sportsbook. If they don't start making up ground quickly, those numbers will keep trending in the wrong direction.

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