Blue Jays Sign Vladimir Guerrero

One of the all-time greats has signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays as Vladdy Guerrero agreed to a minor league contract with the team today.

As per the AP:

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.

Guerrero hit .290 with 13 homers and 63 RBIs in 145 games as a designated hitter for Baltimore last season. During his 16-year major league career, Guerrero has a .318 batting average with 449 homers, tied for 35th.

Analysis: While he is a big name Guerrero is also on his last legs hence the minor league contract only.  The Jays will give him a look in extended spring to see if he can bring anything to the major league squad as an occasional designated hitter.

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