Anthopoulos was surprised to hear reports

TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero felt he was ready to play in the major leagues. Ray Lewis Jersey . The Toronto Blue Jays felt he needed more time in triple-A. As a result the two parted ways on Tuesday about one month after the 37-year-old designated hitter signed a minor-league deal with the club. “He played (Monday) night and he decided that was enough for him,” Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday at Rogers Centre before Torontos game against the Washington Nationals. “He felt he was worthy of a callup and we werent prepared to do that right now.” Anthopoulos said there was a handshake agreement that allowed Guerrero to leave at any time. Anthopoulos said he talked to Guerreros agent Bean Stringfellow this week and offered to let the veteran continue on a day-to-day basis. But Anthopoulos said the feeling in the organization was that he needed more time to be ready for a return to the major leagues. Guerrero went 4-for-5 with two runs batted in for the Pacific Coast Leagues Las Vegas 51s in their 13-3 victory over Tucson on Monday. The free agent hit .303 in eight games with Las Vegas. He had two doubles, a triple and four RBIs. The Blue Jays signed Guerrero to a minor-league deal on May 10. He reported to extended spring training in Dunedin, Fla., and then appeared in four games for single-A Dunedin where he batted .450 with a double, four home runs and eight RBIs. “Were relying on our staff to make the evaluation for us and they felt he needed some more games and we obviously felt that as well,” Anthopoulos said. “He had the right at any time to go and he made that decision. He was slowly starting to get better and obviously (Monday) night he had a very good night. In all fairness to the team the entire team did very well (with 17 hits).” First baseman Adam Lind, who was demoted last month to Las Vegas, was 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs in the game and the organization feels there are still things that he must improve before he returns to the majors. Anthopoulos said he was not certain where Guerrero would have fit in with the major-league club. “We werent at that point yet,” he said. “(Monday) was a good game for him. I would like to have seen more games but at the same time he knows himself better than anybody and feels he felt like hes done enough there and he was prepared to come here and we didnt necessarily agree with that.” Guerrero is a nine-time all-star and won the 2004 American League MVP award with the Anaheim Angels. He has a career batting average of .318 with 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs. In 2011, he appeared in 145 games for Baltimore and batted .290 with a .416 slugging percentage. When asked what reports he received on Guerreros progress, Anthopoulos said: “Just that he was getting better slowly. More hard-hit balls but they didnt necessarily feel he was all the way there yet.” Anthopoulos said the former Montreal Expos work ethic was good and that he ran hard on the bases. “Hes a great player, a Half of Famer, he was great teammate for us and he handled himself extremely well, everybody said he tremendous guy,” Anthopoulos said. Anthopoulos was surprised to hear reports that suggested that Guerrero might have felt he was not treated fairly. He said he did not talk to Guerrero directly during the process, only his agent. “All I can say is that we had great communication and dialogue with his agent,” Anthopoulos said. He also feels that Guerrero will return to the majors eventually. “Oh sure, no doubt about it,” he said. “He started to play well, play lot better. I would never count him out. Theres no question hes going to have opportunities, no doubt about it.” When Guerrero was signed, the Blue Jays looked at it as a no-risk chance with no financial commitment. “We went into with our eyes wide open, there were no guarantees he was going to come up here,” Anthopoulos said. “No promises in that respect. We were going to continue to evaluate him.” Also Tuesday, the Blue Jays optioned infielder Yan Gomes to Las Vegas. In 14 games this season, Gomes hit .226 with three homers and eight RBIs. Anthopoulos said that it was a close call but that it was decided to keep the left-handed bat of David Cooper with the major league team. Gomes bats right. Anthopoulos said it also was likely that Brandon Morrow would go on the disabled list pending the results of test performed on Tuesday afternoon. Morrow came out of Mondays start after nine pitches with a strained left oblique muscle. Terrell Suggs Black Jersey . “I think people know that,” Melvin said Thursday. 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The cyclists, who opened in Belgium, completed a 197-kilometre ride from Orchies that featured five small climbs to an uphill finish in the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer.OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauders top the Football Reporters of Canada – CIS rankings for the seventh time in as many polls this season.  The Marauders (6-0) once again received 29 first-place votes and 299 points from the 30-member FRC panel, with the remaining first-place nod going to the Calgary Dinos (5-0), who earned 268 points to remain comfortably in second place for the fifth consecutive week. There are a number of changes behind the leading duo in the new media poll with five teams on the move. The No. 3 Laval Rouge et Or (6-0) and No. 4 Queens Gaels (5-1) both gain one position; the No. 5 Montreal Carabins (5-1) are down two spots; the No. 6 Regina Rams (4-1) stay put; the No. 7 Guelph Gryphons (5-1) are up two; the No. 8 Manitoba Bisons (3-2) hold on to their previous position; the No. 9 Western Mustangs (3-3) are down a pair; and the No. 10 Acadia Axemen (4-1) also stay put. The No. 4 ranking is a season best for Queens, while Guelph had not been ranked this high nationally since reaching fourth place in October of 1997 (Oct. 21 poll). Results by Top-10 teams this past week were McMaster 54, York 14 (at York); Laval 30, Montreal 11 (at Laval); Queens 24, Windsor 7 (at Windsor); Guelph 42, Western 39 (at Guelph); Acadia 41, StFX 14 (at StFX). Calgary, Regina and Manitoba all enjoyed a break in the Canada West schedule. With their domination of York, the top-ranked Marauders moved to 6-0 in league play for the first tiime since 2003 – when they went 8-0 in conference action for the second straight year – and extended to 16 games their overall winning streak dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule, three shy of the all-time CIS mark set by Laval from 2004 to 2005. Dennis Pitta Ravens Jersey. The defending national champs and all-star quarterback Kyle Quinlan, who leads the country with 15 touchdown passes and has yet to throw an interception this season, can clinch first place in the OUA on Saturday with a home victory against Windsor (3-3). In the most anticipated matchup of Week 6, Sunday in Quebec City, third-ranked Laval sent a message to its RSEQ rivals and to the rest of the country with a convincing 30-11 win over previously undefeated Montreal. The result extended Lavals CIS-record streak to 54 straight overall victories on home turf dating back to 2004, but more importantly it gave the Rouge et Or a 19-point cushion going into Saturdays rematch at Montreal. Point differential in head-to-head competition will serve as the first tiebreaker should the archrivals finish the campaign with identical records. In the other Top-10 battle of the past weekend, Saturday in Guelph, the No. 7 Gryphons built a 33-7 lead by halftime and then held on to upset visiting Western 42-39. Things dont get any easier this week for the upstart Gryphons as they host No. 4 Queens for a contest that will most likely decide second place in Ontario. Queens is coming off a solid 24-7 road win against Windsor. ‘ ‘ ‘

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