One month ago, on May 10, Vladimir Guerrero signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. After getting in shape, Vlad played 11 minor-league games in the Jays’ system, hitting .313/.320/.625 in 50 at-bats with four home runs.
Ready to go, right? Major-league bound?
Not so, apparently:
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 12, 2012
Vladimir Guerrero has decided that his time with Toronto is done and likely his career. After tonight’s (yesterday) Las Vegas 51’s game, Vladimir Guerrero left the team. Speaking with management of the team and indications from Vladdy, it seemed like he was not going to get an opportunity that he wanted with the big league team anytime soon. He is likely to announce his retirement in the coming days.
The reader sourced himself; he doesn’t say where this report came from, but the tweet above appears to confirm it.
If this report is true, Guerrero finishes his major-league career hitting .318/.379/.553 with 449 home runs, 181 stolen bases and one MVP award (with the Angels in 2004).