Found January 13, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Javier Vazquez
TEAMS: Miami Marlins
Javier Vazquez is not only throwing in front of major league scouts, but he’s also leaving quite the impression. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, scouts are raving about Vazquez, and the Nationals are showing “heavy interest” in the veteran right-hander. Vazquez, who didn’t pitch in 2012 after spending the 2011 season with the Marlins, will reportedly pitch in the World Baseball Classic, which could give teams a better look at what exactly the 36-year-old has to offer. Nightengale reports that Vazquez is throwing 92-95 mph during winter ball in Puerto Rico, and that is a big reason he’s starting to make waves in what is a rather slim starting pitching market. Vazquez went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA in 32 starts with Miami in 2011, a year removed from struggling with the Yankees. The righty finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting in 2009 as a member of the Braves. He went 15-10 with a 2.87 ERA in 32 starts that season. It isn’t really that surprising that teams are checking in on V...
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