DUNEDIN, Fla. – Vlad Guerrero Jr. doesn't seem bothered by his forthcoming controversy. But then, Vlad Guerrero Jr. doesn't seem bothered much by anything.
The 19-year-old baseball wunderkind opened camp Monday with the big-league Blue Jays. It wasn't hard to pick him out from his Toronto teammates as they endeavored baserunning drills, warmup throws and infield practice: He's enormous, for one thing, looking larger than his listed 6'1″ and 200 pounds in both directions, with dyed blond lochs pouring out the back of his cap.
And Guerrero was the guy playing Pied Piper to a cadre of photographers and reporters – this one included – that followed his every step at the Blue Jays' training fields in Dunedin, from the morning calisthenics to another one of the sizzling batting-practice displays that are his trademark.
"I'm not the kind of person that craves attention," Guerrero said after practice, through a team translator. "I'm focused on coming here, working hard, being the best I can, and then going home and keeping a low profile."
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