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Javier Vazquez may still have it.
The 36-year-old tossed six innings of three-hit ball in front of scouts from the Red Sox, Rays, Nationals and Royals on Friday night in the Puerto Rico Winter League playoffs, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. The team’s general manager said in a text that Vazquez was “impressive,” allowing no runs and throwing his fastball as high as 93 mph, Bradford reports.
Vazquez has drawn the interest of several major league teams after a year away from the game. After a down year with the Yankees, where he went 10-10 with a 5.32 ERA (compared to 2.87 ERA the year before) in 2010, Vazquez bounced back with the Marlins in 2011, going 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA in 32 starts. He’s now among those pitchers who have taken a year off who are eyeing a comeback.
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Veteran right-handed starting pitcher Javier Vazquez has indicated he has some interest in pitching again in 2013 after sitting out, semi-retired, during 2012. The Washington Nationals reportedly have interest, but only on a minor-league deal. The Boston Red Sox also may have some interest. Vasquez wants to play for a contender, and in the past has indicated he...
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...
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The Miami Marlins should...
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