Yankees Void Deal With Vizcaino

The Yankees have voided their contract with reliever Luis Vizcaino, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  The right-hander tore his Achilles tendon late in the Winter Ball season and is not likely to pitch this season.

Vizcaino, 36, signed a minor league deal with the Yanks in December that would have paid him $750K for making the big league roster.  The Yanks saw the veteran as a candidate to work his way to the majors in '11 after he impressed in the Dominican Winter League, throwing consistently in the mid-90s.  Vizcaino's winter performance was crucial as he missed all of 2010 and most of 2009 with arm trouble.

For his career, Vizcaino has a 4.33 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9. 

 


21 Responses to Yankees Void Deal With Vizcaino Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Uh oh!

  2. Can He Pitch?

    -B. Money

  3. No, he can’t sir. No he can not.

  4. No he can not, sir. No he can not.

  5. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Bigger question should have been..Could he have started…

  6. goredsgo 4 years ago

    Boy, there are gonna be a lot of sleepless New Yorkers tonight

  7. No Cliff Lee or Luis Vizcaino now? My year is ruined.

  8. Ray R 4 years ago

    And the news here is what, exactly?

    • EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

      that the Yankees voided Vizcaino’s contract.

  9. Slim1280 4 years ago

    Hats off to Luis. He was solid out of the ‘pen for the White Sox when they won it all. What a tough break for a guy working hard to make it back to the bigs.

  10. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    “You wait until AFTER you make the team. Rank amatuer”.

    -M.Prior

    • TartanElk 4 years ago

      Best comment I’ve seen in a while

    • johnsilver 4 years ago

      There sure is a lot of press this season over low percentage players to make a MLB team and especially so with large market ones is it not? Then ones that get injured have a topic all of their own like this..

      One has to wonder..

      • On days when there’s posts about Jake Peavy being eager to perform well (well…duh?), this is surprisingly news worthy.

  11. But he can pitch!

    -Brian Cashman

  12. Dont worry I bet the Yanks will sign another washed up or injured pitcher to a minor league deal in a matter of minutes. Thats the cashman guarantee

  13. Wallace Matthews declares this puts the Yankees over the top as winners of the offseason!

  14. soxfan0928 4 years ago

    Wow. Bit of an oversight during the negotiations?

    Yankees: Hey Luis. We’ll give you $750k if you come pitch for us.
    Luis: Que?!?!?

    • Hannibal_Lester 4 years ago

      the injury happened AFTER he signed the contract, so how’s that an oversight?

  15. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    Wait til the yanks find out about Colon’s obesity

  16. Chuck345 4 years ago

    Does this make me evil that I feel….ok with this?

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