Former major leaguer Javier Vazquez is reportedly considering a return to baseball after sitting out the 2012 season. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Boston Red Sox will be among the teams scouting the right hander in Puerto Rico on Friday.
Vazquez, 36, won’t make a decision on returning to the big leagues until after the World Baseball Classic.
In his last season in the major leagues, Vazquez posted an impressive 1.18 WHIP and 3.69 ERA in 32 starts with the Marlins. Overall, Vazquez has a 165-160 career record in 14 seasons. He’s spent time with the Expos, Yankees, Braves, Diamondbacks, Marlins, and White Sox and was an all-star in 2004.
If he does choose to make a return, there will be no shortage of teams interested in adding Vazquez to their roster. Throughout his career, he has been on eof the more reliable starting pitchers in the game and, apart from his two seasons with the Yankees, has had great success everywhere he’s pitched.