Toronto Blue Jays’ Guerrero Jr. Wins Salary Arbitration, to Earn $19.9 Million

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Triumphs in Salary Arbitration, Earns $19.9 Million

The Toronto Blue Jays’ first baseman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., emerged victorious on Wednesday in his salary arbitration case against his team, resulting in a $19.9 million reward.

Guerrero Jr., the son of former International player for the Montreal Expos, had been seeking $19.9 million. The Toronto franchise, though, had proposed a lower figure of $18.05 million. The verdict, in favor of the player, was decided by Scott Buchheit, Walt De Treux, and Jeanne Charles.

This arbitration decision has made Guerrero the recipient of the largest amount in the history of major league baseball arbitration. The previous record was held by Seattle Mariners outfielder Teoscar Hernandez who had asked for $14 million but lost his case last year.

So far this year, players have won six out of the eight salary arbitration hearings. Ten more cases are still pending resolution.

Three-time All-Star Guerrero sustained a batting average of .264 with 26 home runs and 94 RBIs in 2023. He is slated to become a free agent in 2025.

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