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. 

 


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21 Comments on "Yankees Void Deal With Vizcaino"


EdinsonPickle
4 years 6 months ago

Uh oh!

4 years 6 months ago

Can He Pitch?

-B. Money

4 years 6 months ago

No, he can’t sir. No he can not.

4 years 6 months ago

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

johnsilver
4 years 6 months ago

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

goredsgo
4 years 6 months ago

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

4 years 6 months ago

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

Ray R
4 years 6 months ago

And the news here is what, exactly?

EdinsonPickle
4 years 6 months ago

that the Yankees voided Vizcaino’s contract.

Slim1280
4 years 6 months 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.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

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

-M.Prior

TartanElk
4 years 6 months ago

Best comment I’ve seen in a while

johnsilver
4 years 6 months 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..

4 years 6 months ago

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

4 years 6 months ago

But he can pitch!

-Brian Cashman

4 years 6 months ago

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

4 years 6 months ago

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

soxfan0928
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

Wait til the yanks find out about Colon’s obesity

Chuck345
4 years 6 months ago

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