LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have granted Vladimir Guerrero’s request to be released from his minor-league contract.
The 37-year-old free agent hit .303 in eight games with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.
The Blue Jays signed Guerrero to a minor-league deal on May 10. He reported to extended spring training in Dunedin, Fla., and appeared in four games for Single-A Dunedin.
There was no immediate word on why Guerrero asked for his release.
Guerrero is a nine-time All-Star and the 2004 American League MVP award with the Anaheim Angels. He has a career batting average of .318 with 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs.
In 2011, he batted .290 in 145 games for Baltimore.
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