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.