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Team USA wins Futures Game featuring a progeny of MLB bloodlines

 

MIAMI – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. does not have much recollection of his father’s exploits in the nine All-Star Games he was invited to, except for the Home Run Derby that Senior won in San Francisco in 2007.

“Yesterday we were talking about that, him, Pedro Martinez and I,’’ the younger Guerrero said in Spanish. “That’s the only thing I remember.’’

Pedro Martinez, the Hall of Fame pitcher? You get to hang out much with him?

“Yes. He’s my grandfather.’’

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Such is the life of the offspring of former major leaguers. Sunday’s Futures Games, which Team USA won 7-5 over the World squad, featured the progeny of four ex-All-Stars in Guerrero, Bo Bichette (son of Dante), Nick Gordon (son of Tom, brother of Dee) and Cal Quantrill (son of Paul).

Guerrero and Bichette garnered special attention not only because of their bloodlines, but also because they’re excelling together as teammates in the Toronto Blue Jays system. Last week they were both promoted from low-Class A Lansing (Mich.) to high-Class A Dunedin in the Florida State League.

At 18 and 19, respectively,…

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