Vladimir Guerrero’s extended spring

By on May 18, 2012

Guerrero on his last AB Friday flies out to complete the collar (0-4) for the day. (Eddie Michels photo)

CLEARWATER, Fla.–Vladimir Guerrero fly’s out to center to finish his first game going 0-4 while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays extended

Vladimir fouls one off (Eddie Michels photo)

spring squad against the Phillies at the Carpenter Complex.  Guerrero, who was granted free agency by the Orioles last October 30 batted second for the games first four innings and didn’t play in the field.  When ask through an interpreter if he would speak to the media all he would say was “Not today.”  Guerrero, 37, has played 16 years in the majors for Montreal, Anaheim, Texas and Baltimore with his 2,590 hits being the most by any native of the Dominican Republic.

For those at Vladimir Guerrero’s first game with the Jays organization today they saw the players treated to a special cooling element courtesy of Joe Cynar the Philies minor league equipment manager.

Installed in both the home and visiting dugouts was a water mist system that cooled the players.

Old wheels (Vladimir Guererro) need an extra stretch (Eddie Michels photo)

This will be helpful during the upcoming Gulf Coast League season starting in June when 90-degrees is a cold spell in the area.

Guerrero gets some work on the paths, here leading off second, he reached on an error. (Eddie Michels photo)

It was noted by the players that they appreciated Cynar’s cooling system.

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