And here’s another addition!
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays have acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Miami Marlins.
Blue Jays get Villar, source tells The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2020
This is a very, very nice addition for the Jays, who have a gaping hole at short with Bo Bichette on the Injured List. Villar has a passable glove, but he’s more of an offence-first shortstop. He’s slashing a .272/.328/.360 line this season and leads the league with nine stolen bases. It isn’t incredible, but it’s an upgrade over what the Jays have currently been getting from their back-up infielders.
Villar will be a nice everyday fill-in for the Jays at short until Bichette gets back, and then he can potentially shift over to second base, which would open up Cavan Biggio to play around the diamond. Or, if they want to keep Biggio at second, Villar can also move around the field, as he’s played second, third, left, and centre field during his career. There are plenty of options, which is always ideal.
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation