Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Leaves Game with Injury… Again

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. /

Your eyes do not deceive you, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has left Wednesday’s game with an apparent leg injury, according to multiple sources.

Yes, it is true – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has left a game for the second time in under a week, pulling himself from Wednesday’s game in the second inning. But fret not, this injury is not serious nor worrisome in the slightest.

Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun comprehensively covered the sequence of events following Vlad’s injury, with Sportsnet’s Tim and Sid providing a video of the play that caused the injury.

Longley started off by saying that Vladdy ran slowly up the line in his first at-bat, probably recovering from the minor injury that kept him out of a few weekend games. Longley then said that Guerrero was seen walking around in the Fisher Cats dugout with a bat in his hand, probably signalling the injury was not that serious.

Fisher Cats manager John Schneider then told reporters that Vlad is fine, and will rest for a few games as a precaution. Exhale everyone, Guerrero Jr. is just fine.

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What’s interesting to note is that Guerrero actually pulled himself from the game, instead of waiting for his manager to force him out of the contest. This shows both maturity and prudence on Vladdy’s part. He clearly understands how valuable he’s been and does not want to risk anything when it comes to his health.

Longley’s complete column, which can be found here, adds that Schneider told reporters that he “has a rule, if you come out of a game you’re probably sitting the next day anyway”.

As for the Fisher Cats, they managed to fight off the Akron RubberDucks to win by a score of 7-6, relying on a two-run ninth inning to walk it off. With that, New Hampshire improves to a fantastic 35-23 on the season.

At this point, it doesn’t seem like this minor injury will be very onerous for Guerrero, who went 2-for-2 before being pulled from the game. Regardless, we will continue to update you on the Guerrero injury as this story develops, although we certainly hope there is nothing more to this story that what has been described.

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