Blue Jays' Guerrero: 'I want to spend all my life here'
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has yet to sign a contract extension but wants to remain with the club for the long haul.
"For me, I want to spend all my life here," Guerrero told Sportsnet's Hazel Mae.
Guerrero is scheduled to reach free agency at the conclusion of the 2025 campaign. Blue Jays All-Star shortstop Bo Bichette is also eligible to become a free agent at that time.
Guerrero hasn't allowed his contract situation be a distraction as he's off to a terrific start at the plate. The 24-year-old is slashing .419/.500/.645 with two home runs, six RBIs, and just two strikeouts over his first 31 at-bats this season.
When asked why he hasn't reached an agreement with the Blue Jays yet, Guerrero shifted his attention to what he can control on the field.
"That is what it is," Guerrero said. "I'm here to play ball, and whatever happens, happens. ... I know who I am and the time is going to come."
Guerrero is in his fifth season with the Blue Jays. The two-time All-Star has 106 home runs and 316 RBIs with a 135 wRC+ across 511 career games.