SEPT 27, 2011; Miami, FL, USA; Florida Marlins starting pitcher Javier Vazquez (23) in the 9th inning against the Washington Nationals at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Javier Vazquez Will Not Return To Majors This Year


A report out of Puerto Rico reports that Javier Vazquez will not pitch in the World Baseball Classic and will not return to Major League Baseball this year.

 

James Wagner of the Washington Post confirms the report, adding that Vazquez is having right meniscus surgery.

 

That rules out a return for Vazquez to the Washington Nationals organization if it is true and means that the Nationals will have to make due with the pitching depth they currently have and possibly even less should Chris Young opt out of his contract in late March.

Vazquez was looking to return from a year off of baseball but after throwing for some teams this off-season, suffered a set back and seems to have chosen either another year off or retirement.

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