Lourdes Gurriel is a Cuban professional baseball left fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for Sancti Spíritus and the Industriales of the Cuban National Series before defecting from Cuba.
Major League Baseball (MLB) declared Gurriel a free agent in August 2016, and he was considered the sixth-best international prospect available.
Sixty MLB scouts came to see him perform at Rod Carew Stadium in September. Toronto Blue Jays signed Gurriel to a seven-year, $22 million contract on November 12.
On March 17, 2017, Gurriel was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Advanced-A Florida State League after participating in spring training with the Blue Jays.
Due to a leg injury, Gurriel was placed on the injured list to begin the season. On April 18, he made his minor league debut, although he was forced to leave the game early due to a recurrence of his original ailment.
As of July 12, after appearing in 18 games with Dunedin, Gurriel was promoted to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Double-A Eastern League.
While playing 64 games in 2017, Gurriel slugged five home runs and drove in 36 runs. During the offseason, he was a member of the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.
New Hampshire was the team where Gurriel made his professional debut in 2018. He had a.347 batting average in 12 games before being promoted to the majors on April 20.
During his debut, Gurriel had two hits and three hits with three RBIs.
What Is Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Salary: How Much Does Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Make?
Lourdes Gurriel takes home an annual average salary of $4,500,000 as a professional baseball left fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays.