Marlins sign P Vazquez

5:43 PM, Nov 28, 2010   |    comments
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Sports Network) - The Florida Marlins have agreed in principle on a one-year contract with starting pitcher Javier Vazquez, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The deal will unite the Puerto Rican-born Vazquez with countryman Edwin Rodriguez, the Marlins manager, and reunite him with pitching coach Randy St. Claire, who was Vazquez's pitching coach in Montreal during the 2002-03 seasons.

Vazquez is coming off a second disappointing stint with the Yankees, going 10-10 in 31 games -- 26 as a starter -- with a 5.32 earned run average in 2010. He was left off New York's roster in both the American League Division and Championship Series in October.

The 34-year-old right-hander has posted a 152-149 career record with a 4.26 ERA in 418 games, 411 starts, over 13 big league seasons with the Expos, Yankees, Diamondbacks, White Sox and Braves.

Vazquez will join a promising young rotation that features Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez and Chris Volstad.

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