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Blue Jays move Guerrero up to triple-A Las Vegas

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TSN.ca Staff
6/1/2012 1:32:51 PM
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Vladimir Guerrero is ready for the next level.

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they are moving Guerrero up from single-A Dunedin to triple-A Las Vegas.

Guerrero will join the 51s in time for Saturday's game against Reno.

Toronto signed the former All-Star outfielder to a minor league deal on May 10. After working himself into game shape at extended spring training, Guerrero has been on a tear in A-ball, hitting .450 with four home runs and eight RBI's over the past two weeks.

The 37-year-old Guerrero was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1993. He's was the American League's MVP with the Anaheim Angels in 2004.

In a 16-year major league career, Guerrero has a .318 batting average with 449 home runs and 1,496 runs batted in. He is tied for 35th on the all-time home run list with Jeff Bagwell.

Guerrero last appeared in the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles in 2011. He had 13 homers and 63 RBI in 145 games.

Vladimir Guerrero (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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