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Dodgers Demoting Miguel Vargas to Make Room for Trade Acquisition: Report

The Los Angeles Dodgers are optioning former top prospect Miguel Vargas back to the minor leagues, according to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times, who reported the news via Twitter/X:

Vargas’ option will be the corresponding move once the Dodgers’ trade for utility man Cavan Biggio becomes official.

Vargas, 24, was slashing .302/.442/.590 with eight home runs and 39 RBIs across 181 plate appearances. His brief time in the majors was limited; he slashed .250/.304/.550 in eight games and 20 at-bats.

Biggio, a 29-year-old utility player, was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays last Friday. His ability to play every infield and outfield position makes him a valuable addition to a Dodgers that has been lacking position player depth. After spending his entire career in Toronto, Biggio joins one of the best teams in the National League, where he’ll have a chance to play amid a lingering injury to third baseman Max Muncy.

The Dodgers signed Vargas as an international free agent in Sept. 2017. Vargas has had a tough go in the majors, although he’s been proven to be one of the Dodgers’ top hitters in the minor leagues. The transition to the big leagues has been challenging, as this is now the third straight season in which L.A. has moved him back to the minor leagues after calling him up.

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Ricardo Sandoval

I write about sports. Staff writer at Dodgers Nation, LA Sports Report network of sites, and Newsweek. I’m also lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan.


  1. Watching Vargas play LF was an adventure, unfortunately the guy just doesn’t have a position he can competently play, and that probably means his Dodger future is dim. Still this trade was a head scratcher, seems like the Dodgers already have one too many below average hitting utility guys, what purpose does it fill to bring in another hole in the line up, this one without the plus defense.

  2. Cavan Biggio is just another 200 hitter that brings nothing special to the Dodgers. Too bad for Vargas, he’s just not taken the bull by the horns. The team needs to shred a few more of the sub-200 batting average club and get some aggressive hitters in the lineup.

  3. Obviously, the trade for Biggio makes little if any sense. I can only hope that by doing the trade, the Dodgers have another trade in the works. Biggio supplies another piece of the puzzle that will allow the Dodgers to trade for a player that may actually help them. Maybe there is a trade that will allow them to trade Taylor or Kike (hopefully both) for a combination of players that will actually contribute. It seems to me that since Outman and Vargas are in OKC, that those two players, who are expendable, plus a player or players from the 26 man roster will be part of a productive trade.

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