Blue Jays sign Guerrero to minor league contract

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed free agent VLADIMIR GUERRERO to a minor league contract.  He will report to the Blue Jays extended spring training program in Dunedin, Florida.         

GUERRERO, 37, spent the 2011 season with the Baltimore Orioles where he hit .290 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI in 145 games.  The 6-3, 235 lb. right-handed hitter also collected 30 doubles and posted a .416 slugging percentage.

In his 16 year Major League career he has a .318 batting average with 477 doubles, 46 triples, 449 home runs and 1,496 runs batted in.  The Nizao, Dominican Republic native is tied for 35th on the all-time home run list with Jeff Bagwell.