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Blue Jays: Why Cavan Biggio has to stay in the outfield for now

The Blue Jays will hope that he can return in time to help them this year, but it’s possible he could miss most, if not all of their 19 games remaining before the playoffs get underway.

The good news is that Bo Bichette is very near a return from his own stay on the IL, and hopefully he’ll help make up for the lost offence with Hernandez’s potent bat.

Even if we’re looking at the lineup until Bichette is able to return, you can insert the red-hot Joe Panik , or the higher defensive upside of Santiago Espinal at shortstop, or slide Villar to short depending on which option you use.

With all due respect to Derek Fisher and now Jonathan Davis , the Blue Jays are better off with Panik or Espinal receiving the playing time instead of trying to fill the void with another outfielder.

After last night’s victory they’re 2.0 games ahead of the Yankees for the 2nd spot in the AL East, and if they keep this up then we could be talking about a lot more than just simply sneaking into the playoffs as the eighth seed.

It’s one of the many reasons that Biggio is so valuable to the Blue Jays, and while I don’t want to see him switch gloves permanently, I think it makes all the sense in the world for him to get used to it for the rest of 2020.

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