The Toronto Blue Jays seem to be established to stash Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the minors for the opening months of the 2019 time, and the Big League Baseball Players Association is organized to get concerned if it can demonstrate the youthful slugger’s service time is remaining manipulated.
“It really is some thing we are subsequent and it is going to be an problem,” an MLBPA source informed Rob Longley of The Toronto Sun on Thursday. “Provider-time manipulation has been a prominent theme that the players’ association has emphasised in its talks with Big League Baseball.”
Tony Clark, the govt director of the players’ union, is scheduled to check out Blue Jays’ spring training camp in Dunedin, Fla., at some position in March. Clark weighed in on service-time manipulation before this week, indicating it is “acquiring in the way of our video game.“
Blue Jays standard supervisor Ross Atkins informed media Tuesday that he won’t “see (Guerrero) as a important-league participant,” citing the 19-calendar year-old’s age as a aspect.
Guerrero posted a outstanding .381/.437/.636 slash line with 20 house operates and three stolen bases throughout 4 developmental concentrations ranging from Rookie to Triple-A very last calendar year.