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.