The top prospect in baseball just took another step closer to seeing a major-league field, according to a report from MLB Pipeline.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had his spring training cut short this March after an oblique strain forced him to miss more than half the month’s worth of games. He spent the rest of the spring in minor-league camp rehabbing the injury, and made a short four-game appearance with the high-A Dunedin Blue Jays once the season started.
Guerrero went 4-for-15 in his quick time with Dunedin, and apparently looked healthy enough to now head north and join the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, according to Jesse Sanchez.
A source tells @JesseSanchezMLB that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is headed to the Triple-A @BuffaloBisons. #MLB/#BlueJays' No. 1 prospect went 4-for-15 in 4 rehab starts with the @DunedinBlueJays: https://t.co/GHKO6yYsIe pic.twitter.com/YWZfZco1aZ
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 10, 2019
No, it’s still not Toronto, but it is a positive step for Guerrero to be back at full health.
Guerrero feasted on Triple-A pitching last year, hitting .336/.414/.564 with six home runs in 30 appearances. After a few more (or maybe 100, give or take) good at-bats at the Triple-A level, the call from the Blue Jays’ big-league club likely won’t be too far behind. Like, say, around May 25th, for example.
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