Posted: Friday March 1, 2013 3:08 PM

Javier Vazquez out of WBC with knee injury

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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.

 
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