Blue Jays Release Vladimir Guerrero

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0  Updated at 5:07 pm, June 12th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TORONTO) — The Toronto Blue Jays released designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero from his minor league contract at his request Tuesday.

In eight games with Triple-A Las Vegas, the 37-year-old Guerrero batted .314 with four RBIs. In four games with Single-A Dunedin he belted four homers with eight RBIs.

The nine-time All-Star spent 16 years in the major leagues, most recently with the Baltimore Orioles in 2011. He owns a career batting average of .318 with 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs.

Guerrero won the American League MVP award in 2004 with the Anaheim Angels.

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