TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero didn’t want to play in Triple-A anymore, and the Toronto Blue Jays weren’t ready to make room for him on the major league roster.

So the Blue Jays granted Guerrero’s request to be released from his minor league contract Tuesday, giving the nine-time All-Star a chance to seek employment with another team.

“He played (Monday) night and he decided that was enough for him,” Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said. “He felt he was worthy of a call up and we weren’t prepared to do that right now.”

Guerrero hit .303 in eight games with Triple-A Las Vegas, including a 4-for-5 performance with two RBI.

 

DODGERS: Los Angeles signed outfielder Andre Ethier to a five-year deal through 2017.

It’s the team’s first major move under a new ownership group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson.

 

YANKEES: Closer Mariano Rivera said the surgery on his injured right knee “went perfectly” and he is looking forward to beginning his rehabilitation.

 

TIGERS: Detroit put reliever Octavio Dotel on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

 

ROYALS: Kansas City activated second baseman Chris Getz from the 15-day disabled list and optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.

 

RANGERS: Right-hander Alexi Ogando is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks with a strained right groin.

 

DAVE BOSWELL, who won 20 games for the Twins in 1969 despite missing a couple of weeks after a fight with Manager Billy Martin, died in his home in Joppa, Md., on Monday. He was 67.