The Toronto Blue Jays' youth movement will continue, with middle infielder and top prospect Bo Bichette called up to the major leagues for the first time.
The news comes in the wake of infielder Eric Sogard's trade Sunday to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Bichette, 21, was batting .275 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 56 games at Triple-A Buffalo this season. The son of former major leaguer Dante Bichette was removed in the third inning of Sunday's game against Durham.
Bo Bichette, who starred last season for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, will join other top prospects, and sons of former major leaguers, to reach the Blue Jays this season: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio, another pair of former Fisher Cats. ESPN's Keith Law ranked Bichette as the fourth-best overall prospect in baseball, while Baseball America had him ranked sixth and MLB.com had him eighth.
Bichette, a former second-round draft pick in 2016, missed some time earlier this season with a broken left hand.