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Vlad Jr. to join Jays, make MLB debut on Friday

April 25, 2019 Sports 0 Views Vladimir Guerrero Jr., which is widely considered one of the main prospects of baseball, will be named by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and is expected to make its big league debut, chief Charlie Montoyo announced. Guerrero, a 20-year-old third baseman, was No. 2 on the ESPN insider Keith Laws 2019 list of top prospects. Jays has not yet announced a corresponding roster move. Guerrero beat .381 with 20 homers and 78 RBIs in 95 matches while beating four levels of minor league ball last season. There was a chance he could have made Blue Jay's big league roster of spring training, but a strained oblique at the beginning of spring mode ruined any chance. "It's a great, big moment for the Toronto Blue Jays," Montoyo said. "Hopefully he'll be what everyone thinks he'll be, and it'll be good for all of us – for Toronto, the city of Toronto, Blue Jays, the organization." Guerrero has continued this season with Triple-A buffalo beating .367 with three homers and eight RBIs in 8 games, including a home game in Wednesday's game. Toronto will host Oakland on Friday for the start of a three-game series with right-wing Mike Fiers scheduled to start for A and Marcus Stroman who takes the lead for Blue Jays. Guerrero's father played 16 seasons in the majors and was introduced to the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., which is widely considered one of the main prospects of baseball, will be named by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and is expected to make its big league debut, chief Charlie Montoyo announced.

Guerrero, a 20-year-old third baseman, was No. 2 on the ESPN insider Keith Laws 2019 list of top prospects. Jays has not yet announced a corresponding roster move.

Guerrero beat .381 with 20 homers and 78 RBIs in 95 matches while beating four levels of minor league ball last season.

There was a chance he could have made Blue Jay’s big league roster of spring training, but a strained oblique at the beginning of spring mode ruined any chance.

“It’s a great, big moment for the Toronto Blue Jays,” Montoyo said. “Hopefully he’ll be what everyone thinks he’ll be, and it’ll be good for all of us – for Toronto, the city of Toronto, Blue Jays, the organization.”

Guerrero has continued this season with Triple-A buffalo beating .367 with three homers and eight RBIs in 8 games, including a home game in Wednesday’s game.

Toronto will host Oakland on Friday for the start of a three-game series with right-wing Mike Fiers scheduled to start for A and Marcus Stroman who takes the lead for Blue Jays.

Guerrero’s father played 16 seasons in the majors and was introduced to the Hall of Fame in 2018.

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