The Toronto Blue Jays have called up Otto López, a quiet but productive infielder with several minor-league years under his belt.
The 22-year-old Dominican native signed with the Blue Jays as an international free agent in 2016. Five seasons and 328 games later, he is joining the major-league team's taxi squad as Toronto starts a two-game inter-league series against the Washington Nationals in D.C. It is not yet clear whether or not he will be on the active roster for Tuesday's game.
Originally from Santo Domingo, López lived in Montreal for several years as his family relocated for work.
López has put up a .324 batting average with a .849 OPS and 12 stolen bases between triple-A Buffalo and double-A New Hampshire this season. He was added to Toronto's 40-man roster last November ahead of the Rule 5 draft and ranked as the No. 8 Blue Jays prospect on MLB's 2021 list.
Primarily a second baseman and shortstop, López has also seen some reps in the outfield.
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