In what is some positive news – Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s season will roll onward – at some point. After suffering a knee injury early in Saturday’s game, it was believed that Guerrero Jr. could miss the rest of the year or significant time. However, he had an MRI that revealed only inflammation.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had an MRI yesterday. Said left knee injury is nothing major. He said there’s inflammation. He’s not in the lineup today. Should be a day-to-day thing.
— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) August 18, 2019
Vladdy Jr. (left knee) had an MRI yesterday. The results showed some inflammation but "nothing major". He's day-to-day.
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) August 18, 2019
While it’s no secret that the Blue Jays like to rest Vladdy Jr. as it is, he will play again at some point and continue to amass to a rookie year that already has 14 homers, 54 RBI, 46 runs, 95 hits, 22 doubles, and a .274 average to go along with an .809 OPS.
The Blue Jays begin a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, and in a perfect world; Guerrero Jr. would be out there for his first action at Chavez Ravine. Best guess is that he ends up playing in the series finale or something, if everything goes perfect.
Guerrero has hit .340 since July 17th, with 6 home runs and 28 RBI and a 1.010 OPS.
In other Toronto news, top pitching prospect Nate Pearson was promoted to AAA Buffalo. He should be a name that you hear a lot from in the near future. Toronto needs Pearson to work out in a big way, just as much as all these young position players.