Vladamir Guerrero Signs One-Year Deal With Long Island Ducks

By Dan Parzych
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The last time Vladamir Guerrero played in the MLB came in 2011 when he was a member of the Baltimore Orioles and while no teams may be interested in signing him at the moment–that still won’t stop the former star from his dreams of returning to the big leagues. For now, Guerrero will have to settle playing for another team until the time comes (that is if it does at all) to return to the big leagues–the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

Guerrero has signed a one-year deal with the Ducks for the time being and as crazy as it sounds–this may be his best option for now considering the chances of a team from the big leagues coming along to sign him seem slim at this point. For starters, Guerrero is 38-years-old and seems to be far from his glory days in the MLB–so nobody is going to want to take a chance on him if he’s not going to be able to make an impact.

Even if he did bat .318 during his major league career to go along with 449 home runs, no team is foolish enough to consider giving Guerrero a shot for the 2013 season. As much as he doesn’t want to hear it, signing with the Ducks may be the highlight of Guerrero’s 2013 season and he may need to just accept the fact that his days in the big leagues are over instead of continuing to chase the dream.

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