Left fielder Lourdes Yunielki Gurriel Castillo Jr. plays for the Toronto Blue Jays in MLB. 10 Oct 1993. He played with Sancti Spiritus and Industriale in the Cuban National Series before departing.
Gurriel was among the top international possibilities after defecting. Yuli Gurriel, his brother, defected to the Astros. Lourdes and his brother hit two home runs on September 21, 2018, becoming the first brothers to do so. First were Lourdes and his brother.
Gurriel played in Cuba’s National Series from 2010 to 2016. He won gold in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games for Cuba. Gurriel signed a seven-year, $22 million contract with the Blue Jays in November 2015.
On March 17, 2017, he joined the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League. Gurriel is the first rookie in baseball history with 10 straight multi-hit games.
Shoeless Joe Jackson was the last rookie to do it in 1911. Gurriel hasn’t played since September 25 due to hamstring discomfort.
He played 57 games in 2019 and hit.308 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs. This made him a Gold Glove finalist. He set a club record for most home runs and grand slams in a season with 20 in 84 games.
What Nationality Is Lourdes Gurriel Jr?
Lourdes Yunielki Gurriel Castillo Jr. is a left fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball. He is of Cuban descent and plays professionally for the Blue Jays.