Javier Vazquez out of WBC with knee injury
NEW YORK (AP)
Javier Vazquez will not pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
Agent Seth Levinson said Thursday that the 36-year-old right-hander had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Levinson says Vazquez still plans to travel with the team, which plays the Dominican Republic, Spain and Venezuela in Group C starting March 7.
Vazquez last pitched in the major leagues in 2011, when he went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA in 32 starts for the Marlins. He also played for the Yankees, Braves, White Sox, Diamondbacks and Expos.