Vladimir Guerrero officially reported to the Toronto Blue Jays minor league complex in Dunedin, Florida on Tuesday. However, MLB and Blue Jays fans alike shouldn’t expect to see the veteran slugger make an appearance in the majors anytime soon. The Blue Jays said that Guerrero will have to earn his way to the majors and that there is currently no timetable for his start in the minors.
Upon the announcement of Guerrero’s signing, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters that he has no idea how the veteran slugger is going to perform this season. AA said that, at this point, he wasn’t sure what the Blue Jays have in Guerrero, but he did believe the former MVP represents a low-cost opportunity.
When Vlad signed with the Blue Jays we looked at where he could possible fit with the team. This doesn’t appear to be an issue for Toronto at this point, as Guerrero will first have to prove he’s able to play at the major league level before the club starts considering where he can be used.
Guerrero will have to do this in the minors, but it looks like he’ll first have to do some working out at the Jays minor league complex. The Blue Jays have said that there is no way Guerrero joins the team prior to June 1, and there is no guarantee that Vlad will join Toronto at all this season.
What are your expectations for Guerrero this year? Do you think he will even crack the Blue Jays major league roster? If so, what type of production do you expect from him?
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