Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 11/4/11
According to a source close to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, right handed pitcher Javier Vazquez is “50-50″ on whether he'll pitch in 2012. Rosenthal adds that it depends on the environment and the team. He also says that Vazquez has a “strong preference” to stay on the East Coast. Late in September, Vazquez showed signs of retirement when he threw the ball of his first pitch in the last outing of 2011 to the dugout as a souvenir. “I know what I want to do already. I've talked to my family about that and basically this could be my last year,” Vazquez said in August. “This could be it for me. The hunger is still there. But I think God puts my priorities in order. Baseball is probably third right now.” In 32 starts for the Marlins in 2011, Vazquez was 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 192.2 innings pitched. Image by sillygwailo under the Creative Commons License. ]]>
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