Toronto Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24) was substituted during the game due to a knee injury.
Guerrero Jr. started as first baseman three times in an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at TD Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida, USA on the 4th (hereafter Korean time) and recorded 1 hit and 1 RBI in 1 at bat.
Guerrero Jr., who took his first at-bat in the first inning with a one-out and second base chance, hit Tampa Bay starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen’s 5th pitch sinker at 95.9 miles per hour (154.3 km) and scored one RBI in a timely manner. While second base runner Bo Vichet rushed home, Guerrero Jr. advanced to second base. However, he felt discomfort in his right knee during a run base game and was eventually replaced by Rayner Nunes in the 3rd inning defense, ending the game.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, reported, “Toronto announced that Guerrero Jr. was replaced due to discomfort in his right knee during an exhibition game against Tampa Bay.” 토토사이트
Guerrero Jr. is one of the most promising young hitters in major leagues. He finished second in American League MVP voting in 2021 and finished 16th in MVP voting last season with a . He is a key player in charge of Toronto’s central batting line.
Coach John Schneider said in an interview after the game, “We are checking how Guerrero Jr. is doing. It is said that his right knee is uncomfortable. We’ll see how things are tomorrow. It’s important to play it safe at this point.”
“Guerrero Jr. went into second base a little bit strangely,” Schneider said. “We’ll see how he does tomorrow. But he’s not too worried,” he said confidently of Guerrero Jr.’s physical condition.
Guerrero Jr. will participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Dominican Republic national team on the 6th. MLB.com said, “It is unknown how this knee problem will affect Guerrero Jr.’s WBC appearance. However, Toronto has no plans to perform an MRI or X-ray exam on Guerrero Jr. Instead, we will check how he is feeling on the 5th and decide the next step.”