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Yankees void contract with Luis Vizcaino following injury

Feb 10, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

Luis Vizcaino

Back in mid-December the Yankees signed reliever Luis Vizcaino to a minor-league deal, but they’ve voided the contract after the veteran right-hander injured his Achilles’ tendon while pitching in winter ball.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that Vizcaino was “throwing consistently in the mid-90s” after missing most of the past two seasons with arm problems and “the Yankees were quietly excited” about having him compete for a middle relief job.

Instead he’s expected to miss the entire season and, at age 37, might be finished. Vizcaino, who went 8-2 with a 4.30 ERA in 75 innings for the Yankees in 2007, was in line to earn $750,000 if he made the Opening Day roster.

  1. BC - Feb 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Epic fail.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Feb 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    And here I thought that nobody beats the Viz.

  3. sdelmonte - Feb 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    And this is why you just don’t see better-known players playing in the Caribbean winter leagues anymore.

  4. henryd3rd - Feb 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    What a way to end a career! Playing winter baseball for peanuts and loosing out on possible millions! Stupid!

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