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Sports Blue Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. named Eastern League player of the week

21:51  16 april  2018
21:51  16 april  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Jays put Josh Donaldson on disabled list

  Jays put Josh Donaldson on disabled list The Toronto Blue Jays placed slugger Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to right shoulder inflammation. The team, which announced the move Friday afternoon on Twitter, has recalled outfielder Teoscar Hernandez from triple-A Buffalo.Donaldson has been bothered by a "dead arm" issue at times this season. His throws across the diamond from third base have lacked their usual zip.The 2015 American League most valuable player was limited in spring training by a shoulder issue. He started just seven pre-season games at third base.Donaldson is batting .239 with three homers and nine RBIs over 12 games.

Fellow Blue Jays top prospect Bo Bichette has also enjoyed a solid start to 2018, posting a .350 batting average with four RBIs and three stolen bases through nine games for the Fisher Cats. %2Fbaseball%2Fmlb%2Fblue- jays - prospect - guerrero - jr - named - eastern - league - player - week %2F.

Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr . (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian-Dominican professional baseball third baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

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A new season, a new level, but the same Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The Toronto Blue Jays super prospect has started the 2018 campaign with a bang, slashing .361/.419/.639 with two home runs and 12 RBIs through his first nine games at double-A New Hampshire. That monster slash line earned him Eastern League player of the week honours.

Guerrero Jr. opened the season with New Hampshire after splitting 2017 between single-A Lansing and advanced-A Dunedin. He notably suited up for the big club when the Blue Jays made their annual trip to Montreal last month, hitting a dramatic walk-off home run in the stadium his father called home for eight years.

Fellow Blue Jays top prospect Bo Bichette has also enjoyed a solid start to 2018, posting a .350 batting average with four RBIs and three stolen bases through nine games for the Fisher Cats.

Blue Jays place Axford on bereavement list; recall Mayza from Buffalo .
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-handed pitcher John Axford on the bereavement list and recalled left-handed pitcher Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo. Roster move: RHP John Axford has been placed on the bereavement list and LHP Tim Mayza has been recalled from Buffalo.— Blue Jays PR (@BlueJaysPR) April 24, 2018The 35-year-old Axford has a 2.70 ERA in 10 innings pitched so far this season.In the 2.2 innings Mayza pitched this year for Toronto and Buffalo combined, he hasn’t allowed a run. The Blue Jays will host the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox for three games at Rogers Centre beginning Tuesday night.

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