X

Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Day-to-Day After Suffering Knee Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured Columnist

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 14:  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays runs to the dugout in the first inning during a MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre on August 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners with left knee discomfort.

Hazel Mae of Sportsnet shared the news, noting an MRI showed inflammation but "nothing major."

This is not the first time the rookie has had an injury this year. He missed time in spring training with a strained oblique muscle, which ended any opportunity he had to start the season in the big leagues.

After playing 13 minor league games, he was promoted to the majors April 26.

Guerrero has been one of the bright spots in what has been a disappointing season for Toronto. The 20-year-old entered Saturday hitting .275/.345/.465 with an .811 OPS through his first 92 games, adding 14 home runs and 54 RBI.

Though he fell short in the finals, the 6'2", 250-pound slugger captivated the baseball world with his power during the 2019 Home Run Derby, mashing 91 long balls in three rounds:

Toronto (52-74) has long been out of playoff contention, and it faces an elimination number of seven with two weeks remaining in August. The Blue Jays will surely take a cautious approach with Guerrero as they look to protect his long-term health.