AL East Notes: Guerrero, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Yankees

The Blue Jays released Vladimir Guerrero yesterday morning at the slugger's request.  Here's a bit of news on the 37-year-old and more from around the American League East..

  • The Tigers‬' interest in Guerrero is lukewarm, a source told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  It's not clear if Detroit will pursue him at this point.  Bean Stringfellow, the veteran's agent, says his client is not retiring and plans to continue playing.
  • Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine says that it's only human for Kevin Youkilis to be upset by trade rumors, writes Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.  Earlier today, the third baseman confessed that this season hasn't been terribly fun for him.
  • Yankees Triple-A catcher Francisco Cervelli could help several teams in the majors but continues to serve as the club's insurance policy, writes Jon Heyman of  The catcher told Heyman that he has no hard feelings against the Yankees.
  • Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus (via Twitter) sees supplementary first round selection Matt Smoral signing with the club for over-slot, but not for twice as much as the $1MM recommendation.

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