Found November 06, 2012 on
Javier Vazquez retired after the 2011 season but the right handed pitcher may not have thrown his last pitch.
Vazquez is said to be thinking about a possible comeback according to Peter Gammons. Gammons says that the 36-year-old will pitch after Thanksgiving and then pitch in next years World Baseball Classic. Vazquez will then decide whether he will attempt to return to the majors.
It is unclear who would have interest in Vazquez but with this being a low-risk/high-reward situation plenty of teams could have interest.
In 2011 Vazquez went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 162/50 K/BB ratio over 192 2/3 innings with the Marlins.
A 14-year veteran, Vazquez has a career 165-160 record and a 4.22 ERA. Besides the Marlins, Vazquez has also pitched for the Expos, Yankees, Diamondbacks, White Sox, and Braves.
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Javier Vazquez retired from Major League Baseball last off season because he had no desire to pitch anymore. All he wanted to do was spend time with his family but left open the possibility of pitching for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Now that the WBC is nearing, Vazquez has said he’ll pitch in the Puerto Rican League to get ready for the WBC. The twist here is...
Though he stated he would probably retire after the 2011 season, Javier Vazquez still surprised many when he stayed to his word. He came off a solid season in 2011 with an even more impressive finish. For the Marlins, he was 13-11, 3.67 in 32 starts with a 1.183 WHIP. Of course, New York fans will remember him for his less than impressive two separate seasons with the Yankees in...
Retired pitcher Javier Vazquez is considering a comeback, according to MLB Network's Peter Gammons. The right-hander posted a 3.69 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP while going 13-11 for the then Miami Marlins in 2011. Vazquez, 36, plans to pitch for Ponce in the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League after Thanksgiving, then for Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic.