The Toronto Blue Jays released Vladimir Guerrero today, per the slugger’s request. Guerrero had signed a minor league deal but the Blue Jays could not guarentee him a major league spot this season, so he asked to be released and the request was granted. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweeted the news.
Guerrero, 37, has played 16 seasons in the big leagues, coming up with the Expos in 1996. He has also played for the Angels, Rangers, and Orioles, collecting 2,590 hits and 449 home runs in his career. He will likely try to find a job with another club for the stretch run this season before calling it a career.