Dodgers Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler is out until 2024, the team announced Friday. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers has been one of MLB’s best teams this season, entering play Wednesday at 42-26 with a robust seven-and-a-half-game lead over the San Diego Padres for first place in the NL West.

Despite missing multiple starting pitchers with injuries, the Dodgers have continued to find ways to be successful. Outfielders Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts and catcher Will Smith are all likely to be selected to next month’s All-Star Game and Betts is currently the batting favorite to win NL MVP.

Great teams remain great by constantly looking for improvements, and the Dodgers did that Tuesday, making an intriguing trade for former Toronto Blue Jays utility infielder Cavan Biggio, who the Blue Jays designated for assignment last week.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the news first Wednesday morning.

Biggio, the son of hall-of-famer Craig Biggio has struggled with injuries and consistency since his 2019 debut when he and Blue Jays teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr became the first teammates to be sons of hall-of-famers.

As Passan notes, Biggio is hitting just .227 in nearly 500 career games. However, it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen the Dodgers acquire a player who had been written off, only for them to experience a resurgence. Outfielder Jason Heyward hit .245 in seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs and saw his batting average zoom up to .269 in 2023, his first season with the Dodgers.

Social media had a lot to say about the intriguing trade.

[Jeff Passan]