Vlad arrives in Sarasota for physical
SARASOTA, Fla. — The highly-anticipated arrival of Vladimir Guerrero finally happened
on Wednesday morning, when the veteran designated hitter reported to Orioles camp around 9 a.m. ET.
Guerrero is scheduled to go through a physical examination on Wednesday before anything is made official, and there is a tentative press conference scheduled for Friday. He was accompanied by one of his agents, Fernando Cuza, who will likely act as an interpreter for the Dominican native, who prefers to do his interviews in Spanish.
Guerrero agreed to terms with the Orioles on a one-year deal on February 5 and his
contract will pay him $8 million dollars, although a substantial portion of it is deferred.
Guerrero, who will wear uniform No. 27, entered with bags from the Texas Rangers and
Montreal Expos, two of his previous stops. Last season with Texas he hit .300 with 29 homers and 115 RBIs and he is expected to be the Orioles cleanup hitter and everyday designated hitter, moving previous DH Luke Scott to left field.