Toronto camp in emergency, replacement of knee abnormalities… Participation in WBC is uncertain
An emergency took place in the Toronto Blue Jays spring camp.
Lead hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was replaced after injuring his knee in an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at TD Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida, USA on the 4th (hereafter Korean time).
Guerrero, who started first base three times, hit Tampa Bay starter Drew Rasmussen’s 95-mile sinker with one out and second base in the bottom of the first inning, and hit second base runner Bo Vichet home. However, while the opposing center fielder was throwing home, Guerrero, who had won first base, paused for a moment and advanced to second base. At the same time, it seems that his right knee has been strained.
Eventually, Guerrero was replaced by Raynor Nunez for defense in the top of the second inning. After entering the clubhouse, Guerrero left the field with a trainer in the right outfield.
After the game, Toronto coach John Schneider said, “I’m checking the current condition and watching the progress. He said he feels discomfort in his right knee. We need to see the condition tomorrow. For now, we need to devise safety measures.”
Then, manager Schneider added, “It seemed strange to run into second base. I have to see the condition tomorrow, but I’m not worried.”
Guerrero leaves the Toronto camp on the 6th and joins the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Dominican Republic national team. Depending on the condition of his knee, participation in the WBC cannot be guaranteed. 스포츠토토
First of all, the Toronto club did not conduct an X-ray or MRI test on Guerrero.
Meanwhile, Toronto won the match 7-6 in the game. In the bottom of the ninth inning, behind 4-6, the charter was overturned with a timely hit from 1st out and 2nd baseman Berman, and a come-from-behind hit by Nunez with 2nd out and full baseman.