Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty ImagesThe Toronto Blue Jays won't promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to the majors this season [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/todd-gurley-ii-jersey]http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/todd-gurley-ii-jersey[/url] , and given how he has performed, the Major League Baseball Players Association is not happy about the decision.The union issued a statement, per SportsNet's Shi Davidi, regarding Guerrero's minor league status even as the rosters expanded when the calendar flipped to September:"The union's position on service-time manipulation is clear, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and other great young talents around baseball have earned the right to play on the field for a major-league team. The decision to not to bring him up is a business decision, not a baseball decision. It's bad for the Blue Jays, it's bad for fans, it's bad for players and it's bad for the industry."That comes one day afterBlue Jays president Mark Shapiro went onSiriusXM's MLB Network Radio and denied that the organization was trying to manipulate the system:MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM MLBNetworkRadioWe asked #BlueJays Mark Shapiro why Vlad Guerrero Jr. was not a September call-up. klUEiPdt6SShapiro said (h/tESPN.com):"It has nothing to do with business. It has nothing to do with anything other than we think the best thing for him developmentally is to go play in Arizona (in the fall league there) and continue to develop.We think that when he gets here, which would obviously not preclude him from making the team out of spring training next year, which would be evidence of that fact, we think he's got a chance to be an impact player."Keeping Guerrero in the minors prevents him from accruing service time [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/cooper-kupp-jersey]http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/cooper-kupp-jersey[/url] , thus allowing Toronto to maintain longer control of him. And considering the team sits at 63-77 and well out of the playoff picture, it may not be in the best interest of the club to start his clock in a lost season.On the other hand, it's tough for the organization to claim the prospect isn't ready for The Show. The 19-year-old Guerrero鈥攖he son of Hall of Fame outfielder Vladimir Guerrero鈥攈it .381/.437/.636 with 20 home runs, 29 doubles, one triple and 78 RBI across four minor league levels this season.Meanwhile, 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson made just 26 appearances at the hot corner in Toronto this season before being dealt to the Cleveland Indians last month. Between the injury and the trade, it appeared there could be a chance for Guerrero to get his feet wet this year鈥攂ut that won't happen.Guerrero is hardly the only top prospect to have service time possibly factor into his call-up. The players association field a grievance on Kris Bryant's behalf against the Chicago Cubs in 2015鈥攁 case that is still pending.Toronto may gain an extra year of control by manipulating the system, but it could wind up costing the club in the long run. If Guerrero lives up to the hype, he and his agent may not forget this drama when free agency arrives. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Area native Robbie Erlin hopes to treat his family and friends to his first win at AT&T Park on Tuesday night when he pitches for the San Diego Padres against the San Francisco Giants.Padres right-hander Bryan Mitchell came within one out of his first career shutout Monday night in San Diego’s 5-0 win in the series opener.Mitchell was pulled after loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth on a Brandon Crawford double and two walks. Kirby Yates came on to strike out pinch-hitter Austin Slater to nail down the Padres’ fifth shutout of the season.Article continues below ...The win was the Padres’ second straight over the Giants, who already have clinched the season series with a 10-7 advantage with just two left to play.Erlin (4-7, 4.33) [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/jared-goff-jersey]http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/jared-goff-jersey[/url] , who was born across the San Francisco Bay in Oakland, hasn’t come close to having Mitchell’s kind of success at AT&T Park, where he’s gone 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA in four appearances, including two starts.He did beat the Giants last week in San Diego, allowing three runs in five innings in an 8-4 win. It snapped his four-game losing streak.Erlin will be opposed by the last man to throw a shutout in San Francisco, Giants right-hander Chris Stratton (10-10, 4.88).His shutout came two starts ago in a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies, one in which he allowed just two hits.He then was on the losing end of a matchup with Erlin last Wednesday in San Diego, bombed for five runs in the second inning, including two on a home run by Wil Myers.The Padres’ uprising came immediately following the offensive highlight of Stratton’s career, a bases-clearing double in the top of the second off Erlin that had given the Giants a 3-0 lead.Stratton was pulled after three innings.He’s gone 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA in five games [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/brandin-cooks-jersey]Brandin Cooks Jersey Elite[/url] , including four starts, against the Padres in his career.Stratton didn’t have to deal with Jose Pirela last week, but probably will in the rematch.The San Diego second baseman was the offensive star of Monday’s win, recording a home run and two singles.The homer was his fourth of the season overall and the RBI his eighth against the Giants this year, the most he’s recorded against any team.He now has 26 hits and 13 RBIs in his career against the Giants, his highest totals against any opponent.Pirela’s 3-for-4 night made him 12-for-33 (.364) in his last 10 starts.Crawford’s ninth-inning double off Mitchell was the 198th of his career, allowing him to pass Jack Clark for 13th place in the Giants’ West Coast history. Teammate Brandon Belt resides one spot higher on the list with 199.Crawford’s hit gave him three doubles, two triples and a home run in 57 at-bats against the Padres this season.He’s gone 6-for-10 in his career against Erlin with a double and a triple.