Report: Prospect Otto López to join Blue Jays' taxi squad from triple-A

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LAKELAND, FLORIDA - MARCH 19: Otto Lopez #72 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on prior to the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 19, 2021 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FLORIDA - MARCH 19: Otto Lopez #72 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on prior to the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 19, 2021 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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.

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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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