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The Yankees release Jorge Vazquez

Apr 3, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

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Jorge Vazquez is a 30 year-old who played in the Mexican League for years and has never sniffed the majors. But because he hit 32 home runs at Scranton last year, a lot of Yankees fans thought he might be a good fit for New York’s DH slot since it was in flux and all.

Not to be: the Yankees just released him.

Sad jams if you’re into that kind of power, but given his age and the fact that those bombs came with a mere .314 OBP in AAA, it was probably crazy to think he was part of the solution, even if he was kind of fun to think about.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Does this work for hitters the same way it works for pitchers? Will he now move to the NL West and challenge for MVP?

  2. yankeesfanlen - Apr 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Too bad, this was the Jorge I liked.

  3. pisano - Apr 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Too bad, this guy is a bull, but…strikesout way too much.

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 4, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    i can see the jays being interested here, #1 they dont want to pay very much for players. #2 this guys WHIFFS a LOT so that fits into their future plans. I dont know i see a match here

  5. deathmonkey41 - Apr 4, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I thought he should have made the team out of Spring Training last season. Even though he’s righty, I think he could have done some damage in Yankees Stadium. And I think he could have hit for the same average that the other Jorge did.

  6. foreverchipper10 - Apr 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Kid is just like Mark Reynolds. Can crush the ball but doesn’t offer much else.

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