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Top Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. goes on minor-league disabled list

Third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., one of baseball’s top prospects, landed on the seven-day minor league disabled list Thursday due to a leg ailment.

The 19-year-old Toronto Blue Jays farmhand had been off to a terrific start for Double-A New Hampshire, even though he is the youngest player in the Eastern League. He is hitting .407 with a .457 on-base percentage, a .667 slugging percentage, 11 homers and 55 RBIs in 53 games.

“For us, it’s just about being extra cautious given that the injury occurred last Saturday and when he came back there was a little bit of a setback,” Blue Jays director of player development Gil Kim told Postmedia. “We’re just being extra cautious. It’s not expected to be anything serious.”

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Both MLB.com and ESPN’s Keith Law ranked Guerrero as the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball at the start of the season, behind only Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna. The Braves called up Acuna from the minors in late April.

The Canadian-born Guerrero is the son of former Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Angels star Vladimir Guerrero, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame next month. The younger Guerrero signed with Toronto as an international free agent in 2015 for $3.9 million.

After producing moderate numbers during his debut pro season in 2016 at the rookie level, Guerrero Jr. shined last year at two Class-A levels. He hit a combined .323 with a .425 on-base percentage, a .485 slugging percentage, 13 homers and 76 RBIs in 119 games.

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