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Vladimir Guerrero reports to Blue Jays, will work in minors

May 16, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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Vladimir Guerrero‘s comeback is officially underway, as the former MVP reported to the Blue Jays’ minor-league complex in Florida yesterday after signing a minor-league contract last week.

When asked how Guerrero fits into the Blue Jays’ plans general manager Alex Anthopoulos made it very clear that they view the 37-year-old as a low-cost flier who must play his way back to the majors, saying: “I have no idea how he’s going to perform. There’s no point in even spending time on that because I don’t even know what we have.”

John Farrell was slightly more optimistic about Guerrero eventually joining Toronto’s lineup, but the manager also left open the possibility that the Blue Jays will decide he’s not worth adding.

For now he’ll work out and try to get into game shape, with Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reporting that there’s no immediate timetable for his minor-league debut and Guerrero definitely won’t be an option for a call-up until June.

  1. cadillacjosh - May 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Can you imagine being one of the kids in the minors? Today youre changing into your gear next to Vladdy. Have fun!

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 16, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Must be strange for a guy as accomplished as him to be back in the minors. Best of luck, Vlad!

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