BLUE JAYS SIGN GUERRERO TO MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT

By on May 11, 2012

Guerrero, March 29, 2011 when the Orioles played the Jays in Sarasota, shows he still has a bit of power. (Eddie Michels photo)

courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays- The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed free agent VLADIMIR GUERRERO to a minor league contract.  He will report to the Blue Jays extended spring training program in Dunedin, Florida.

GUERRERO, 37, spent the 2011 season with the Baltimore Orioles where he hit .290 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI in 145 games.  The 6-3, 235 lb. right-handed hitter also collected 30 doubles and posted a .416 slugging percentage. In his 16 year Major League career he has a .318 batting average with 477 doubles, 46 triples, 449 home runs and 1,496 runs batted in.  The Nizao, Dominican Republic native is tied for 35th on the all-time home run list with Jeff Bagwell.

VLADIMIR GUERRERO STATISTICS
Year Team Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1996 Mon NL 9 27 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .185 .185 .296 .481
1997 Mon NL 90 325 44 98 22 2 11 40 19 39 3 4 .302 .350 .483 .833
1998 Mon NL 159 623 108 202 37 7 38 109 42 95 11 9 .324 .371 .589 .960
1999 Mon NL 160 610 102 193 37 5 42 131 55 62 14 7 .316 .378 .600 .978
2000 Mon NL 154 571 101 197 28 11 44 123 58 74 9 10 .345 .410 .664 1.074
2001 Mon NL 159 599 107 184 45 4 34 108 60 88 37 16 .307 .377 .566 .943
2002 Mon NL 161 614 106 206 37 2 39 111 84 70 40 20 .336 .417 .593 1.010
2003 Mon NL 112 394 71 130 20 3 25 79 63 53 9 5 .330 .426 .586 1.012
2004 Ana AL 156 612 124 206 39 2 39 126 52 74 15 3 .337 .391 .598 .989
2005 LAA AL 141 520 95 165 29 2 32 108 61 48 13 1 .317 .394 .565 .959
2006 LAA AL 156 607 92 200 34 1 33 116 50 68 15 5 .329 .382 .552 .934
2007 LAA AL 150 574 89 186 45 1 27 125 71 62 2 3 .324 .403 .547 .950
2008 LAA AL 143 541 85 164 31 3 27 91 51 77 5 3 .303 .365 .521 .886
2009 LAA AL 100 383 59 113 16 1 15 50 19 56 2 1 .295 .334 .460 .794
2010 Tex AL 152 593 83 178 27 1 29 115 35 60 4 5 .300 .345 .496 .841
2011 Bal AL 145 562 60 163 30 1 13 63 17 56 2 2 .290 .317 .416 .733
Totals 2147 8155 1328 2590 477 46 449 1496 737 985 181 94 .318 .379 .553 .931
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