Feb
09

Yankees call off deal with The Viz

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Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees “got out” of their minor league contract with reliever Luis Vizcaino after the righty blew out his Achilles in winter ball. Last month we heard that The Viz broke his ankle and would be out three or four months, but apparently the injury was more serious than originally thought. Vizcaino could have earned $750,000 if he made the club, albeit an unlikely scenario, but now he’s probably out for the year. The Yanks have a small army of pitchers in camp on minor league deals, so there’s little, if any, loss of depth here.

  • Esteban

    Here’s a fact: I’m the Viz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRf_A07Elyw

  • JimmieFoxx

    I guess this is why they signed Ayala.

  • FIPster Doofus

    The slew of magnetic necklaces couldn’t heal his ankle? Disappointing.

  • Mister Delaware

    I feel bad for him but good for us. There was no upside here, just an outside chance of a bad pitcher fluking into a good spring, a roster spot and then screwing up when it counted.

  • long time listener

    I guess someone DOES beat the Viz.

  • Dustin P

    Don’t worry, there is still time for Cashman to sign an over the hill pitcher who has not played in MLB since at least 2009 but is having an OK winterball!

    Highest payroll in MLB!

    • fire levine

      Like penny? Ohoh or maybe smoltz? Last I heard epstein is handing out major league deals cuz he’s so brilliant that he managed to carry a 50 man roster