Watch Vlad Jr. smash his first two homers of the Dominican Winter League season

Thin Vlad’s Dominican Winter League season got off to a ho-hum start earlier this week. Through a couple of games, Vlad went two-for-eight with an error at third base.

But, on Friday morning, Vlad woke up and decided enough was enough and that he was going to kick the shit out of some baseballs. Let’s watch!
Check out Vlad’s first homer, which is honestly one of the hardest-hit balls I’ve ever seen. The sound that thing made, my goodness. Note the little bat flip and the subsequent slow trot around the bases.

Vladamir Guerrero Jr. weight loss tour is going well as he just absolutely destroyed this home run
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) December 11, 2020

And then there’s this second one. My title of ‘watch Vlad hit these two homers’ is a bit disingenuous because you can’t really watch the second one. You just see the ball leaving the park but, for whatever reason, the broadcast didn’t pick up his swing.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. just hit his second home run of the night but the broadcast missed the swing
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) December 12, 2020

Hitting …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Blue Jays sign…Ben Revere to a Minor League contract?

After Vlad’s second major-league game of his career on Saturday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a Minor League deal.

ROSTER MOVE: We’ve signed OF Ben Revere to a Minor League contract. He will report to Extended Spring Training on April 30.
Revere spent 56 games with the #BlueJays in 2015.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 27, 2019

Reuniting with a member of the successful 2015 team, he will be reporting to Extended Spring Training in Dunedin on April 30. Where he goes from there? No one quite knows, but he did spend last year on the Triple-A affiliate of the Angels.
He last played in the majors two years ago for the Angels, slashing .275/.308/.344 with one home run and 20 RBI.
Revere probably had his most successful stint in the majors with the Jays. Acquired from the Phillies at the 2015 trade deadline for Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado, he went on to have a total of 246 plate appearances in the regular season, hitting .319 with a .734 OPS. His .590 postseason OPS wasn’t necessarily a highlight for the outfielder.
He was then traded to the Nationals that offseason for Drew Storen and cash.
If the 31-year-old does join the Triple-A …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation