Vlad Guerrero Jr. called up to Blue Jays, expected to MLB debut on Friday

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SURPRISE, AZ – NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After hitting his third home run in eight games with the Bisons, Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s time in the minors has come to an end.

The Blue Jays officially called up the No. 1 prospect in baseall on Wednesday.  The 20-year-old is expected to make his MLB debut on Friday when Toronto hosts Oakland.

“It’s a big moment for the Toronto Blue Jays,” manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters on Friday.  “It’s a big moment for us. Hopefully he becomes what everbody hopes he becomes and that’s going to be good for all of us.”

Guerrero Jr. got a late start to the season with the Herd after suffering an oblique injury during spring training. After joining the club in mid-April, the right handed slugger had a slash line of .367/.424./.700.  He had 11 hits in 30 at bats which includes a double and three home runs.

Guerrero Jr. made his AAA debut last year with Buffalo and hit .336 in 30 games. He also had six home runs.

Buffalo beat Syracuse 5-4 on Wednesday.

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