Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed veteran OF/DH Vladimir Guerrero to a minor-league deal.
The team confirmed the signing via a press release on Thursday.
Guerrero, who began his career as a member of the Montreal Expos, hit .290 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI with the Baltimore Orioles last season.
The 37-year-old veteran will report to extended spring training in Dunedin, Florida.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who first reported the deal, also indicated that it would be worth $1.3M, prorated for the time spent on the major league roster over the course of the season.
Guerrero, who was signed as an amateur free agent by the Expos in 1993, has also appeared with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Texas Rangers since making his Major League debut in 1996.
The Dominican Republic native captured the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2004 in his first season with the Angels. During that season he hit .337 with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs.