Guerrero reports to Blue Jays Minors complex

Guerrero reports to Blue Jays Minors complex

Guerrero reports to Blue Jays Minors complex
TORONTO -- Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero reported to the Blue Jays Minor League complex in Dunedin, Fla., on Tuesday morning.

Guerrero, who recently signed a Minor League deal, was scheduled to undergo a physical before getting onto the field for the first time.

The 37-year-old veteran isn't expected to be ready for a promotion to the Major Leagues until at least June. First, the club needs to see what kind of shape Guerrero is in and then eventually get him into some Minor League games before taking the next step.

There are no guarantees Guerrero will even crack the big league roster, but considering the club's recent offensive woes at the plate, he is one internal candidate that has been openly discussed by the Blue Jays coaching staff.

"I think there are frequent conversations on how we can improve the team," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "One would have his name in it, one would have other names in it. I wouldn't pinpoint it to the time when Vlad is Major League ready.

"The one thing that I will say to that is that there are ongoing conversations that we look for ways to best improve where we are today."

Guerrero, who is a nine-time All-Star, spent last season in Baltimore. He hit .290 with 13 home runs and 63 RBIs while posting a career-low .733 OPS.