TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 23: Emilio Bonifacio #1 of the Toronto Blue Jays wears an inscription on his hat in honor of former Blue Jays scout Epy Guerrero who died recently during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on May 23, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Updated: June 28, 2013 6:44AM
TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays said prolific scout Epy Guerrero died Thursday at 71 in his native Dominican Republic. The team held a moment of silence before Thursday night’s game against Baltimore to mark Mr. Guerrero’s death but didn’t provide additional details.
Mr. Guerrero signed All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston and brought several top players to the Blue Jays, including Tony Fernandez, Alfredo Griffin and Carlos Delgado. He also scouted for the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers.
The brother of former major league shortstop Mario Guerrero, his two sons, Epy Jr. and Mike, both played in the minors.
Both Delgado and former big league manager Manny Acta posted messages on Twitter to remember Mr. Guerrero.
Mr. Guerrero was inducted into the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.