Guerrero went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and committed an error in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Twins.
Baseball's No. 1 prospect has looked mortal through his first nine games in the big leagues, recording only five hits in 33 at-bats while striking out 27 percent of the time. Given Guerrero's elite hit and power tools and the unprecedented level of success he enjoyed in the upper rungs of the minors, it should be just a matter of time before he makes the necessary adjustments to big-league pitching.
Manager Charlie Montoyo told MLB Network Radio that Guerrero will not be in the lineup Thursday against the Angels.
Guerrero has started all five games since earning a promotion at the end of April, going 3-for-18 with a double and 3:6 BB:K during those contests. He'll head to the bench for Thursday's series finale as the skipper looks to "give him a day off to relax" ahead of the team's upcoming weekend series against the Rangers.
Guerrero went 1-for-4, hitting a double for his first MLB hit in a 4-2 victory against the Athletics on Friday.
The top prospect grounded out and then flew out twice in his first three at-bats, but he doubled to lead off the ninth inning in a tied game. Brandon Drury then hit a walk-off homer a couple batters later. Guerrero has slashed .331/.413/.531 in 288 minor-league games, and with a double during a key situation in his debut, there's plenty to look forward to with him this season.
Guerrero is starting at third base and hitting fifth in his big-league debut Friday at home against the A's.
He slots right into the heart of Toronto's lineup, as expected. Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez will hit third and fourth, respectively, while Billy McKinney and Teoscar Hernandez hit sixth and seventh. The A's are starting Mike Fiers and his 8.28 ERA, so there could be a lot of fireworks in Toronto during Guerrero's highly anticipated debut.
The long wait is finally over. After hitting .331/.413/.531 in 288 minor-league games, the 20-year-old is poised to take over an everyday role at third base in Toronto with the potential to immediately be one of the best hitters in the big leagues. Richard Urena was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.
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