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The Toronto Blue Jays have quizzically signed former Angels (and more recently, Orioles) DH Vladimir Guerrero to a minor league deal, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal is worth $1.3 million, and will be prorated for his time in the majors.
The 37 year-old Guerrero looked pretty much done last year in Baltimore, posting just a .733 OPS, along with a career low 13 homers. His 2.9% walk rate was also the lowest of his career, worlds lower than his career average...which says something, considering how much of a hacker he is.
This seems like mainly an insurance move from the Blue Jays, who have primarily been using Edwin Encarnacion (and his ten homers and .911 OPS) at DH this season. There is absolutely no benefit to playing Guerrero over Encarnacion, so don't expect to see him get much playing time there. Guerrero hasn't played the outfield with regularity in years, so he'll probably just be a bench player in Toronto.
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Vladimir Guerrero has signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a major league source.
Guerrero, 37, will go to extended spring training with the Jays and proceed from there. His deal, worth $1.3 million, will be prorated over his time spent in the majors.
Guerrero ultimately can serve as a designated hitter, with Edwin Encarnacion at first.
Vladimir Guerrero has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The deal was announced Thursday by the Blue Jays before a four-game series at Minnesota. General manager Alex Anthopoulos cautioned there's no guarantee the 37-year-old will join the big league team. Toronto will send him to extended spring training in Dunedin, Fla., and assess his condition...
Vladimir Guerrero is going to Las Vegas, moving him one step closer to a return to the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto assigned the 37-year-old to their Triple-A affiliate on Friday. Guerrero, who signed a minor league deal with Toronto May 10, is scheduled to play Saturday when the 51's host Reno.
A 16-year veteran, Guerrero reported to extended spring training...
The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a Minor League deal with veteran outfielder/designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports. He adds that Guerrero will go to extended spring training and “proceed from there.” The deal is worth $1.3 million and according to Rosenthal “prorated for time in majors.”
Guerrero worked out for the Diamondbacks back...
The Blue Jays signed 37-year-old Vladimir Guerrero to a minor league deal Thursday. Though the upside may seem muted, it’s a beautiful idea.
First, the cost is minute. Ken Rosenthal suggests that the Jays will pay Guerrero $1.3 million, pro-rated to the amount of time he spends in the majors. Above .500 and just three games out of first isn’t such a big deal in May, but it does...