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Name  Javier Vazquez
Born  7/25/1976
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
2/27/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: Free agent starting pitcher Javier Vazquez was going to pitch in the World Baseball Classic and attempt to make a comback, but both ideas have been abandoned after Vazquez had knee surgery last month, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Insight: The 36-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 when he went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA in 32 starts for Florida.
1/28/2013 9:33:00 PM
Description: Free agent starting pitcher Javier Vazquez is set to have minor surgery on his right knee later this week.
Insight: The surgery is expected to sideline Vazquez for 2-to-3 weeks. The 36-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 when he went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA in 32 starts for Florida.
11/6/2012 2:20:00 PM
Description: Retired SP Javier Vasquez is considering a comeback, according to Peter Gammons.
Insight: Vasquez was 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 162 Ks in 2011 with the Marlins. He's supposed to pitch for Ponce and then Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic before making a final decision. Vazquez almost always had fantasy value over his 14 MLB seasons.
5/21/2011 6:53:00 PM
Description: Javier Vasquez threw seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in Saturday's win against the Rays.
Insight: Vasquez should only be looked at in NL only leagues right now due to his inconsistency.
4/3/2011 9:54:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Javier Vazquez got lit up today by the Mets in his first start this season. Vazquez couldn't get out of the third inning, giving up seven runs, four earned, six hits and issuing five walks.
Insight: Following up a horrific 2010 by getting shelled first time out can't do much for the confidence. That's Vazquez confidence or the fantasy owners confidence. He needs to show something before you consider owning him at this point.
3/19/2011 7:49:00 PM
Description: Marlins SP Javier Vazquez rebounded from a poor performance and allowed just 2 runs against the Cardinals. 'It's not gone 100 percent, but it's getting better, I know that,' he said of his elbow. 'I was able to throw a couple of sliders and a few curveballs.' SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Vazquez is a solid play in NL-only leagues and, with his move back to the NL, could be worth a late round flier in deeper mixed leagues.
11/28/2010 2:27:00 PM
Description: Starting pitcher Javier Vazquez is closing in on a free-agent deal with the Marlins; it is believed to be a one-year contract. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: Expect Vazquez, as long as he is healthy, to rebound from last season's poor performance.
11/24/2010 4:18:00 PM
Description: It appears likely that Javier Vazquez is going to sign a 1-year deal with the Florida Marlins. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: The Marlins appear to be getting Vazquez cheaply and expect a rebound from his 2010 numbers if he gets back the NL, especially in a bigger ballpark.
11/21/2010 2:08:00 PM
Description: The Nationals have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Javier Vazquez, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The club could make an offer to Vazquez as early as next week. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Provied he is healthy, any move to the NL should help Vazquez have a bounce-back season in 2011.
11/18/2010 7:04:00 PM
Description: In addition to the Rockies, the Marlins have expressed an interest in SP Javier Vazquez. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: Vazquez had such a poor 2010 that he could be a nice bargain in 2011 drafts, especially if he lands with an NL team.
11/10/2010 3:32:00 PM
Description: The Rockies are interested in signing free agent SP Javier Vazquez. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Vazquez desperately needs a return to the NL and there is evidence to show that starters can succeed in Colorado.
11/10/2010 5:28:00 AM
Description: Colorado has interest in signing Javier Vazquez. SOURCE: TROY RENCK
Insight: We doubt this will happen. A move to Coors Field isn't the right thing for a pitcher that struggled in 2010. Expect Vazquez to find a friendlier NL park to revive his career.
9/30/2010 8:04:00 AM
Description: Vazquez allowed seven runs on ten hits over 4.2 innings on Wednesday against the Blue Jays. He walked two and did not strike out a batter.
Insight: Vazquez allowed three home runs on route to his tenth loss of the season. He is now 10-10 with a 5.32 ERA on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
9/29/2010 8:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees SP Javier Vazquez allowed 7 runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays. He gave up 10 hits and 2 walks; 3 of the hits were homers.
Insight: Vazquez could be left off the Yankees' playoff roster. Expect the team to try and trade him to a National League team this off-season.
9/29/2010 4:47:00 AM
Description: Javier Vazquez will start tonight instead of Andy Pettitte. Pettitte will be used this weekend in Boston. SOURCE: NORTHJERSEY.COM
Insight: Vazquez is presumably auditioning for a post-season start today.
9/1/2010 8:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees P Javier Vazquez's relief work has earned him another turn in the rotation, as the right-hander will return to start Saturday against the Blue Jays. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: This move is really more because the Yankees are desperate for pitching rather than Vazquez's stellar relief work. Don't expect much of him against Toronto.
8/22/2010 3:47:00 AM
Description: Vazquez allowed four runs on eight hits over only three innings on Saturday against the Mariners. He walked one and struck out two.
Insight: Vazquez could not get through four innings as he allowed three home runs. Luckily for him, the Yankees were able to get him off the hook as he ended up with a no-decision. He remains at 9-9 with a 5.05 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
8/21/2010 6:17:00 PM
Description: Javier Vazquez gave up four runs over three innings today against Seattle.
Insight: Vazquez has lost velocity on his fastball and has struggled recently. Avoid him in mixed leagues for now.
8/17/2010 7:49:00 AM
Description: Vazquez allowed two runs on five hits over only four innings on Monday against the Tigers. he walked four and struck out six.
Insight: Vazquez threw 106 pitches over the four inning span and was forced out of the game early. He took the loss as he fell to 9-9 with a 4.89 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
8/7/2010 9:49:00 AM
Description: Vazquez allowed six runs, three earned, on six hits over 5.1 innings on Friday against the Red Sox. He walked four and struck out five.
Insight: Vazquez allowed two home runs in a losing effort as he fell to 9-8 with a 4.63 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)

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