“Its a personal thing,” Vladimir Guerrero Jr vows to never play for the New York Yankees

The Blue Jays mentioned personal family reasons for refusing to play for the Yankees.


“Its a personal thing,” Vladimir Guerrero Jr vows to never play for the New York Yankees

[Vlad Guerrero Jr celebrating a home-run. Pic Credit: The San Diego Union-Tribune]

Playing for a major team is the dream of every kid growing up. Only a handful of few gets that chance. Some take it without any hesitation and some just deny it. Vladimir Guerrero Jr made it crystal clear that he would never play for the New York Yankees, according to recent reports. Referring to personal family issues, he destroyed the idea of playing at the Bronx for the Yankees.

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It is not surprising to see why. The current Blue Jays star is the son of former MLB player Vladimir Guerrero Sr. He played for various teams during his career and was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 2018. “Its a personal thing. It goes back with my family. Thats my decision, and i will never change that,” Vlad Guerrero Jr said before the Blue Jays took on the Yankees.

Ever since his debut in 2019, Vladimir Guerrero Jr has continued to impress. He won his first silver slugger award in 2021 and was a part of the All-Star team. He also led the National League in the home-run category with 48 bombs to his name. He once again found himself on the All-Star team sheet the next year and won his first golden glove award.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr continues to torment the Yankees

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[Vlad Guerrero Jr along with Aaron Judge of the Yankees in 2022. Pic Credit: Fox News]

His decision to never play for the Yankees is a personal thing. Another reason why he would not like to play for them is that he actually loves playing against them. An hour after the pre-match interview, Guerrero blasted his fourth home run of the season. This home run was his 11th in 32 games at the Bronx.

At Yankee Stadium, he now has a batting average of .296. He is now 37-for-125 and has 19 RBIs to his name at this ballpark. This season he is batting with an average of .346 with a .513 slugging percentage.

His home run put the Blue Jays on the course of a 6-1 victory. Brendon Belt drove in four runs while starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi allowed only one run in six innings.

It was a moment of relief for Belt as well as he slammed his first home run since July last year. This defeat marked the fifth straight series opener loss for the Yankees. They entered this three-game series winning five series and splitting one.

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The Blue Jays on the other hand have had mixed results. They came to New York after losing two of the three against the Astros. Before that, they stunned the Tampa Bay Rays and end their 13-game unbeaten start.

They would then take the series beating them 5-2 the following night. Both teams now have a 12-8 record from their first 20 games of the season. The Yankees would be hoping for their sixth series win as they try to cut the gap between them and the Rays.

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