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Javier Vazquez open to pitching with Marlins

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Free agent pitcher Javier Vazquez has told friends that he would be interesting in pitching with the Marlins next year, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Vazquez went 10-10 with a 5.32 ERA in 31 appearances, 26 for starts.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Javier Vazquez 10-10 31 26 0 0 0 0 157.1 155 96 93 32 65 121 5.32 1.40

Vazquez posted his best year in 2009 when he went 15-10 with a 2.97 ERA. However, he was traded to New York for his second stay with the Yankees and it proved to be far worse than it was back in 2004. 

This report is highly speculative in large part because a similar report came out today saying the Marlins plan to use the money on a starting pitcher. Not to say that the Marlins intend to spend the available cash on the 34-year old pitcher, but he is coming off a very mediocre season and there are better pitchers available. 

Vazquez will join his fourth team in as many seasons when he signs a contract this offseason, and the former All-Star will certainly like to have more stability in this contract.