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Vlad Guerrero signs minor league deal

Vladimir Guerrero
Vladimir Guerrero last played in the major leagues in 2011 with the Orioles.
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Vladimir Guerrero has signed a one-year contract with the Long Island Ducks, an independent minor league team, said agent Greg Maroni of California Sports Management. Guerrero signed with Maroni in January.

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Guerrero’s new team plays in the independent Atlantic League and was, in fact, the league champion last season.

A career .318 hitter, the slugger is hoping this will be a springboard.

“My ultimate goal is to make it back to the major leagues and attempt to reach 500 home runs as soon as possible," Guerrero said in a statement. "I own a home on Long Island and am also very comfortable there. I am very grateful and excited for the opportunity Long Island Ducks GM Michael Pfaff has given me and I can’t wait to help them win."

He last played a major league game for the Baltimore Orioles in 2011. He had a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays' organization last season but was given his unconditional release.

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