Vladimir Guerrero Jr. injury update: Blue Jays rookie pulled with left knee discomfort

first_imgBlue Jays fans are holding their collective breath.Rookie and super prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was removed from Toronto’s matchup with the Mariners on Saturday with left knee discomfort, the team announced. Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette sets MLB record for most extra-base hits in first 9 career games UPDATE: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was removed from today’s game due to left knee discomfort.He is currently undergoing further evaluation.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 17, 2019He was replaced by Brandon Drury at third base.#Bluejays haven’t said why Guerrero was taken out of the game. He made a lunging grab, going far to his left on Austin Nola’s grounder in top2. May have tweaked something.We’ll let you know as soon as we know.— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) August 17, 2019Brandon Drury has taken over at third base for Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. That’s a ruh-roh. #Bluejays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) August 17, 2019Guerrero was the No. 1 prospect in MLB coming into this season, according to MLB Pipeline. Related News He came up early in the year and has been solid if not spectactular. The 20-year-old is batting .275 with 14 home runs and 54 RBIs this season while getting on base at a .345 clip.He and fellow rookie Bo Bichette give Toronto a bright future but they’ll both need to be healthy for the Blue Jays to make any kind of progress in coming seasons.last_img

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