The Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington
Nationals have been among the teams that have scouted free agent right-hander
Javier Vazquez, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.
Also, Cora said Blue Jays, Nationals and Red Sox had all been among teams that have scouted Vazquez.
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) January 4, 2013
It’s been reported that Vazquez may be interested in returning to Major League Baseball after taking the 2012 season off. The right-hander
never formally announced his retirement from the game, as he was apparently
keeping the door open.
Now, Vazquez is coming off a strong campaign in the winter
league and is set to pitch in the World Baseball Classic. He will reportedly
make a decision on whether or not he’ll pursue a comeback after the WBC.
If Vazquez does decide to return to MLB, he will want to
join a contender. The Nationals have interest in signing Vazquez to a minor league
contract. His potential deal would likely include an option that would allow
him to void the contract if he’s not on the team’s major league roster by a
It’s not clear if the Blue Jays and Red Sox would be willing
to hand the veteran a major league deal, but it does seem like the interest in
Vazquez is growing.
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