Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Florida Marlins have inked former Yankee, Javier Vazquez to a one-year deal worth $7 million. The deal also includes a full no-trade clause.

This is a risky move for the Marlins because Vazquez is coming off a terrible year with the New York Yankees. Fortunately for the Marlins, Vazquez has been a better pitcher in the National League. It’s a big move for Vazquez because he needs to bounce back after his sub-par 2010 season.

This move adds a veteran to the Marlin’s young starting rotation and can potentially be a great move if Vazquez returns to his 2009 form. Vazquez will need to forget about his 2010 season in which he post a 10-10 record with a 5.32 era. Just a year before his dreadful season with the Yankees, Vazquez won 15 games with a 2.87 era with the Atlanta Braves. The question for the Marlins is which Javier Vazquez will show up for them?

Vazquez has been known to be an innings-eater and a strikeout pitcher, but he will need to regain his confidence in Florida. The National League is where Vazquez belongs as it seems he just could not deal with the pressure of the American League and New York.

Vazquez is entering his 14h MLB season, and the Marlins will be his sixth different team that he has pitched for. 

Vazquez has had stints with the Expos, Yankees, Diamondbacks, White Sox and Braves. During his time with five different clubs, Vazquez has earned his way to a 152-149 record with a 4.26 era.


Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

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