Report: Javier Vazquez Won’t Pitch

Report: Javier Vazquez Won’t Pitch

Ruben Rodriguez of El Nuevo Dia reports (via Twitter) that Vazquez has pulled out of the World Baseball Classic (he was scheduled to pitch for his native Puerto Rico) and may retire due to right meniscus surgery.The Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals were just a handful of the teams looking into acquiring his services.Jesus Flores Jerseys

Vazquez took a season off after putting together a very solid campaign with the then-Florida Marlins.Even after taking a season off, Vazquez was throwing a respectable 93 miles per hour.Several teams were scouting Vazquez prior to this latest development.MLB Nationals Jersey

His two failed trips to the New York Yankees in 2004 and 2010 will also be pretty memorable, especially that he only lasted one season each time.Vazquez was unable to handle the pressures of New York and pitched to ERAs of 4. 91 and 5. 32, respectively.Cristian Guzman Jerseys

While inconsistencies plagued his career, Vazquez was considered near the top pitchers in baseball when he had it going.Overall, Vazquez will retire with a record of 165-160, an ERA of 4. 22 and 2,536 strikeouts over 2,840 innings pitched.Jayson Werth Jerseys

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