Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/2/13
It seems this is the week of scouting aging former Yankees for the Red Sox. On Monday, news surfaced that Boston had worked out Bobby Abreu in Venezuela, and on Friday, the team is attending Javier Vazquez‘s start in the Puerto Rican Winter League postseason tournament to scout the right hander, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Vazquez surprisingly sat out of baseball in 2012 after having a solid 2011 season with the Marlins. He recently told ESPN Deportes that he would like to return to Major League Baseball to compete for a World Series title. The 36-year-old has 165 wins in his 14-year career with 2,536 strikeouts and a 4.22 ERA. With three more seasons under his belt, Vazquez could easily reach the 3,000 strikeout milestone during his career. He’s No. 29 all-time in strikeouts in MLB history. Photo via Flickr/sillgwailo

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