As Vladimir Guerrero Jr. remains in the minors to begin the 2019 time, the Important League Baseball Players Affiliation desires to make certain the Blue Jays usually are not manipulating the youthful slugger’s company time.
In spite of slashing .381/.437/.636 with 20 residence operates in the minors, Guerrero failed to get a September phone-up, which caught the focus of the players’ association.
“It really is a thing we are pursuing and it can be likely to be an difficulty,” an nameless players association resource told The Toronto Solar on Thursday. “Service-time manipulation has been a well known concept that the players association has emphasized in its talks with Important League Baseball.
“It really is honest to say it has been a well known difficulty elevated by the players association.”
Trying to keep Guerrero in the minors delays his accumulation of company time at the MLB degree, which would delay his elgibility for absolutely free company in a several a long time.
The MLBPA will keep on to keep an eye on how Blue Jays’ management handles Guerrero’s delayed marketing to the big leagues. Tony Clark, the govt director of the players’ union, is scheduled to pay a visit to Blue Jays’ spring training camp at some position in March. He has said in modern weeks that the company-time manipulation is “obtaining in the way of our video game.”
Jays typical manager Ross Atkins dealt with Guerrero’s upcoming earlier this 7 days on MLB Network Radio, stating he doesn’t imagine the Dominican-elevated phenom is ready to be promoted however.
“Our vision is it really will come down to development, so I just will not see him as a major league participant, appropriate? He is 19,” Atkins reported.
“We are just making an attempt to increase and do everything that we can to do what is best for him,” he continued. “We genuinely experience it would be a disservice to the group and to Vladdy if we weren’t wondering about it that way, to increase his whole prospective.”