A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday:
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays open a weekend series at Texas, where the touted rookie’s Hall of Fame father was part of the 2010 Rangers team that won the AL championship and went to franchise’s first World Series. During Guerrero’s only season in Texas, the club’s hitting coach was Clint Hurdle, now manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hurdle, whose Pirates swept a two-game series at Texas this week, said the elder Guerrero approached him one August night that season and told the coach to meet him in the batting cage the next day.
“I’m always wondering, am I ever going to get to work with this guy? Because I hadn’t,” Hurdle said,