ANAHEIM, Calif. - Former Expos' great  Vladimir Guerrero is signing a one-day contract to retire with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels announced the honour on Monday, shortly before Guerrero threw out the first pitch on opening day at Angel Stadium.

The slugging outfielder hasn't played in the majors since 2011.

The 39-year-old Guerrero played six of his 16 major league seasons with the Angels from 2004-09, winning the 2004 AL MVP award and earning four of his nine All-Star selections.

Guerrero played in eight seasons with the Montreal Expos and became arguably the team's best-ever slugger, leading the franchise with 234 homers.

He finished with single seasons for Texas and Baltimore. He played briefly in the minors for Toronto in 2012, and was out of baseball last year.

Guerrero leads all Dominican major leaguers with 2,590 hits.

Don Baylor is the only other league MVP in Angels history.