Guerrero is hoping to prove in the Dominican Winter League that he can still be an option at third base for the Blue Jays in 2021, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
He has reportedly lost 40 pounds since July and 20 since the end of the season, down to 245 pounds. Guerrero moved to first base this past season, but it would give the Blue Jays some extra versatility if he could play both corner infield spots. Typically players don't move back up the defensive spectrum, but it's possible in this case if Guerrero is diligent about staying in better shape.
Guerrero was granted permission to play in the Dominican Winter League, Yancen Pujols of El Caribe reports.
There's really no downside here for Guerrero. It will be easier for him to stay in shape and it gives him a chance to get into a groove at the dish ahead of spring training. He has already reportedly lost 40 pounds since July and 20 since the end of the season via an offseason workout regimen, putting him down to 245 pounds. Guerrero's goal is to lose another 10 pounds before camp opens, Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 reports.
Guerrero went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Yankees.
His second-inning blast opened the scoring as the Jays clinched a playoff berth. Guerrero is heating up in the regular season's final days, collecting nine hits in the last four games including three doubles, a triple and Thursday's long ball, and on the season the 21-year-old is hitting .263 with eight homers and 32 RBI through 57 games.
Guerrero went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 14-1 rout of the Yankees.
Despite leaving four runners on base, Guerrero was productive in a game where five Blue Jays starters recorded multiple hits. With the second American League wild-card spot nearly clinched, Guerrero will look to continue his hot hitting through the end of the season and into the first postseason of his career.
Guerrero went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and three RBI in Monday's 11-5 win over the Yankees
Guerrero belted a two-run double in the bottom of the third and added another run-scoring two-base hit an inning later. The third-baseman also had a triple, giving him seven total bases in the tilt. The 21-year-old has 28 RBI to go along with a .249/.324/.434 slash line on the campaign.
Guerrero (dizziness) is starting at first base and batting sixth Sunday against the Phillies.
The 21-year-old was withheld from Saturday's starting nine since he was feeling "a little dizzy" after a pitch grazed his helmet and face Friday, but he's good to go for Sunday's series finale. Guerrero has a .203/.282/.328 slash line with two homers through 19 games in September.
Guerrero is "a little dizzy" Saturday and is being held out of the starting lineup as a result, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
A pitch grazed Guerrero's helmet and face Friday, and manager Charlie Montoyo said that he's being held out because he's experiencing dizziness. Montoyo didn't sound too concerned about the issue, but Travis Shaw could continue to serve at first base with Joe Panik playing at third if Guerrero is forced to miss any additional time.
Guerrero isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.
Guerrero has made 13 consecutive starts for the Blue Jays, but he'll take a seat after going 1-for-10 with one run, one RBI and one strikeout over the past three games. Travis Shaw will shift to first base with Joe Panik starting at third Saturday.
Guerrero went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 20-6 loss to the Yankees.
The 21-year-old was dialed in, collecting hits on the first pitch in each of his first three at-bats before the Yankees were finally able to retire him in the eighth inning. Guerrero is slashing .251/.328/.440 through 47 games with seven homers and 24 RBI, as he continues to struggle to find his minor-league form.
Guerrero went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, an additional run scored and a pair of walks in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Red Sox.
Guerrero's big hit Saturday came in the sixth inning off Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor. The 21-year-old Guerrero also walked in the seventh and scored on a Lourdes Gurriel single. In 39 games, Guerrero has six homers, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored while slashing .259/.338/.455 across 160 plate appearances.
Guerrero isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.
Guerrero will take a breather after going 1-for-4 with a run and two strikeouts in Friday's matinee. Rowdy Tellez will take over at first base.
Guerrero isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins.
Guerrero tallied two hits Tuesday, and he'll take a breather for Wednesday's contest. Rowdy Tellez will start at first base in his absence.
Guerrero went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Orioles.
Guerrero put the Blue Jays up 2-0 with a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning. He later led off the fourth frame with another base knock, coming around to score two batters later. Guerrero has an 11-game hitting streak, driving in 10 and scoring 10 runs in that span. Overall, he's hitting .271/.344/.483 with five home runs, 17 runs scored and 16 RBI across 131 plate appearances.
Guerrero went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored as he helped guide the Blue Jays to a 9-1 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Guerrero doubled once in the fourth and a second time in the seventh, when he was able to clear the bases for three RBI. Wednesday's effort extended Guerrero's hitting streak to nine games as the young third/first baseman is now hitting .255/.333/.445 on the season with four home runs and 13 RBI as he continues to pick it up at the plate following a slumping start to the campaign.
Guerrero went 1-for-4 with a triple and run scored in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
Guerrero tripled in the fourth inning and scored on Travis Shaw's single two batters later. It marked the 21-year-old's first triple on the season and the third of his career. Guerrero has underwhelmed a bit thus far in 2020, slashing a modest .245/.321/.429 on the season.
Guerrero went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning win over the Rays.
The young slugger has had some trouble so far in his career getting enough loft on the ball to fully take advantage of his power, but Guerrero demonstrated Friday that he doesn't need much launch angle to go yard -- his frozen rope into the seats in left field left his bat at a stunning 115.6 mph, but at an angle of only 16 degrees. On the season, the 21-year-old is slashing a mediocre .242/.317/.418 with four homers and seven RBI, but three of those long balls have come in his last 10 games, a stretch during which he's slashing a more impressive .270/.372/.514.
Guerrero went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Marlins.
Guerrero ended his home run drought at nine games, as he took James Hoyt deep in the seventh inning. It was second home run of the season, though he has also recorded four doubles in his last eight contests. Overall, Guerrero is hitting a disappointing .237/.286/.407 across 47 plate appearances to this point in the campaign.
Guerrero went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-1 loss to Atlanta.
The 21-year-old has struggled to make hard contact to begin the season, so this performance was encouraging -- especially on a night when the Jays only managed five hits in total. Guerrero is hitting .219 (7-for-32) through eight games as he searches for a way to translate his dominant minor-league numbers to the majors.
Guerrero went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
The blast to left-center field was Guerrero's first homer since last August, but it very nearly wasn't -- Victor Robles got his glove on it at the top of the wall but then collided with Emilio Bonifacio, and lost both ball and glove over the fence. Guerrero has gone 5-for-21 (.238) through five games to begin the season, but Tuesday's good fortune might have been just what the 21-year-old needed to get into a groove.
Guerrero will primarily play first base and designated hitter this season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Guerrero was widely expected to move to first base eventually, though it wasn't clear that he'd move so soon. He'll still be considered a possibility at the hot corner, but his defense graded out very poorly there according to both DRS and UZR, so the move is hardly a surprise. He should pick up the additional eligibility early in the season, though he'll likely lose third-base eligibility for 2022, which could affect owners in dynasty formats. Travis Shaw is expected to be Toronto's primary third baseman this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/30||@ TB||L 2-8||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/29||@ TB||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||vs BAL||L 5-7||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|09/26||vs BAL||W 5-2||4||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs BAL||W 10-5||4||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||vs NYY||W 4-1||4||2||3||1||1||0||0|
|09/23||vs NYY||W 14-1||5||1||2||0||3||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2016||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||62||236||32||64||12||3||8||46||33||35||15||5||.271||.359||.449|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||48||168||31||56||7||1||6||31||36||28||2||2||.333||.450||.494|
|2018||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||61||234||48||94||19||1||14||60||21||27||3||3||.402||.449||.671|
|2018||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||1||4||1||2||1||0||0||2||--||--||0||0||.500||.500||.750|
|2018||ROK-GCL Blue Jays||3||9||3||3||2||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.333||.400||.556|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||4||15||2||4||1||0||0||1||1||2||0||0||.267||.353||.333|