After his disappointing return to New York, Javier Vazquez has found his way back to the National League.
Vazquez has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Florida Marlins. The Yankees will get a compensation draft pick.
No need to rehash Vazquez’s entire 2010 season. The beginning was bad, and the end was worse, but there was one stretch — just before the all-star break — when it seemed Vazquez was going to be exactly what the Yankees envisioned. He was winning games and giving the Yankees consistent starts.
Obviously the Marlins are hoping for that sort of performance. Vazquez is far from a sure thing, but a one-year deal minimizes the risk and the Marlins will take their chances on a bounce-back season. Most reports indicate Vazquez was specifically looking for a one-year contract, wanting to evaluate his career year-by-year at this point.