BREAKING: Vlad returning to New Hampshire

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MANCHESTER, NH – Despite numerous rumors to the contrary over the past few weeks, vaunted prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returns to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats roster on Thursday.

Guerrero left a game against Akron in early June with a reported leg injury, and was cleared for rehab assignments earlier this week in Florida, going 3-for-9 with two doubles in Gulf Coast League play, followed by a contest with Advanced-A Dunedin on Tuesday.

That, combined with his utter domination of the Eastern League in April and May lent rumors to Guerrero not returning to Manchester, instead moving straight to either Triple-A Buffalo or even Toronto once his injuries were fully healed.

Guerrero is the top-ranked prospect in baseball, according to both and Baseball America. As the youngest player in Double-A, the 19-year-old is hitting .407 with 11 home runs, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in 53 games with the Fisher Cats.

He returns for a four-game series with the Harrisburg Senators which includes Harry Potter Night on Friday and Star Wars Night on Saturday.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.