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Toronto Blue Jays Release Vladimir Guerrero from Minor-League Deal

June 12, 2012 – Josh Dhani


According to Gregor Chisolm of MLB.com, the Toronto Blue Jays have granted the request of Vladimir Guerrero to be released from his minor-league deal on Tuesday.

Guerrero gave the Blue Jays two options: put him on the team in the big leagues, or release him. Toronto went with the second option, which makes the 37-year-old designated-hitter a free agent. However, he won’t be retiring.

“He has no intention of retiring,” Guerrero’s agent, Bean Stringfellow said.

Guerrero played with the 51s, hitting .314 and four RBIs in eight games. Guerrero had good reports in the minors, but it was said that the Blue Jays just didn’t have enough room to sign the 17-year-pro up.

Vlad last played with the Baltimore Orioles in the big leagues, having 13 homers and batting .290 along with 63 RBIs. However, he had his career-low of .733 OPS.

We’ll see if Guerrero can land a new deal somewhere.

Josh Dhani is the editor of The Dugout Doctors. He also owns the website, FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website.

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