Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Blue Jays Prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. out Three Weeks with Oblique Strain

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Blue Jays Prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. out Three Weeks with Oblique Strain

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Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. out three weeks

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Highly touted Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., will miss the next three weeks of Toronto's schedule with a Grade 1 left oblique strain.

The team announced the injury to the 19-year-old third baseman on Sunday morning.

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told media that Guerrero was hurt on Friday in a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The estimated three weeks of recovery would include the rest of the Grapefruit League schedule, the Blue Jays' exhibition series against the Milwaukee Brewers in Montreal -- where Guerrero was born -- and opening day of the regular season.

Guerrero played for four of the Blue Jays' minor league affiliates last season as he quickly worked his way up Toronto's depth charts. …

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