Vlad Jr. injured in Minor League game

June 6th, 2018

Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left Wednesday's game against the Akron RubberDucks with an injury.

The Blue Jays' No. 1 prospect, and the No. 2 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, beat out an infield single in the fourth and then advanced to second on a sharp single to right field by Cavan Biggio. Guerrero had to slide into second, and when he got up from the slide, he immediately signaled that he wanted to come out of the game, then walked slowly off the field under his own power. He was replaced on the basepaths by Gunnar Heidt.

While the Blue Jays have not yet commented on the injury, New Hampshire Fisher Cats manager John Schneider downplayed its severity in a statement to MiLB.com:

"He feels fine -- we're just being cautious with it," Schneider said. "He checks out fine, but with him and all of our players, we're just being careful and making sure he's good to go."

Guerrero has dominated Double-A this season. Through 53 games, he's batting .407 with 11 home runs, 55 RBIs and a .457 on-base percentage.