Vladimir Guerrero Jr. promoted to triple-A Bisons

 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) has been promoted to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is scheduled to report to the club on Tuesday.  Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) has been promoted to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is scheduled to report to the club on Tuesday.  Photo Credit: Jay Blue

By Jay Blue

Blue Jays from Away

Toronto Star columnist Richard Griffin broke the news on Saturday that the Toronto Blue Jays will promote Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons next week following the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown, NY.

The Bisons' Twitter feed later announced that Guerrero is scheduled to be promoted to the club on Tuesday

Guerrero has dominated the Eastern League all season and thumped his 14th home run of the season Friday night in a win for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Guerrero Jr. has hit an astonishing .402/.449/.671 in his Age-19 season, spending it in double-A while hitting 14 home runs, 19 doubles and striking out only 27 times (for a 10.4% rate, which is pretty unreal)

The Vlad-to-Buffalo rumours were put on ice for a while as he missed over a month with a knee injury but now that he's been back in New Hampshire for seven games, hitting in every one of them and having two-hit games in three with three home runs, it appears that it's time for a move onward and upward.

His famous father, Vladimir Guerrero, is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend in Cooperstown and, as Richard Griffin has tweeted, Guerrero Jr. will accompany his father to the Hall of Fame ceremony and then keep moving west in New York State to join the Buffalo Bisons.

The Bisons open a series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Monday at 7:05pm at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo.

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Jay Blue

A lifelong Toronto Blue Jays fan, Jay Blue started blogging about the Jays when he was living in Berlin, Germany. He founded his own blog, Blue Jays from Away, to write about developments with his home town team, focusing on the Jays' minor league system. When he's not watching baseball, he is usually on the diamond umpiring or he's pursuing his research interests in the field of ethnomusicology.