Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has scored himself an off-season victory with arbitrators reportedly ruling in favour of the Blue Jays star.
As such, Guerrero will earn $19.9 million from the Jays next season, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi said in a post on X on Wednesday night, citing a source.
Last month, the Blue Jays reached an agreement on one-year contracts with 11 arbitration-eligible players. However, Guerrero was not on that list and a showdown at the arbitration table ensued.
Guerrero reportedly was asking for US$19.9 million, a bump from the $14.5 million he collected in what was an underachieving 2023 season.
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The Jays countered with $18.05 million, figures that were taken to an arbitration hearing with a judge ultimately deciding for one side or the other.
It seems the slugger came out on top.
Both Bichette and Guerrero are eligible for free agency following the 2025 season.
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