A few weeks ago, Javier Vazquez caused a minor stir when he told a reporter that he wasn’t sure how much longer he would play. Now there’s a newer story dealing with the same issue, but this time Vazquez makes it clear that he’s not planning to retire any time soon.
“I have other interests outside of baseball,” he said according to the transation. “But I’m not developing anything because my goal is still to play.”
Vazquez has never indicated he would retire in 2010, he just doesn’t want to play well into his late 30s. The only way this could affect the Yankees would be if Vazquez retired after this season — eliminating the Yankees potential to cash in on a potential Type A or B free agent — but his most recent comments make that seem unlikely.