Vladimir Guerrero to sign 1-day contract with Angels, then retire

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Slugger and bad-ball hitter nonpareil Vladimir Guerrero will sign a one-day contract with the Angels so that he can retire with the team for whom he played from 2005-09 (source: Alden Gonzalez via Twitter). 

Guerrero, who hasn't played in the majors since 2011, has a credible Hall of Fame case: .318/.379/.553 (140 OPS+); 2,590 hits; 449 homers; nine-time All-Star; 2004 AL MVP. As noted, he could pretty much hit anything ... 

Oh, and Vlad could also do this:

Guerrero spent the plurality of his career with the Expos (pictured above!), but, obviously, they're not around anymore. So the Angels it is. Whatever the case, one of the best and most entertaining players of this or any other generation certainly deserves a fine send-off. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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