Blue Jays send Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to minor-league camp

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The Toronto Blue Jays have reassigned top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to minor-league camp.

Guerrero Jr. has been sidelined since March 10 with an oblique injury, which will force him to miss the rest of spring training.

The 19-year-old phenom had four hits and a walk in 20 plate appearances with the Blue Jays this spring. He posted a 1.073 OPS with 20 home runs in 95 games across four minor-league levels in 2018.

It is expected the Blue Jays will keep him in the minors until the middle of April in order to delay his free agency by a year.

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