Yankees right-hander Javier Vazquez would be interested in playing on an East Coast team next season, including the Nationals, according to a baseball source close to the hurler.
Vazquez has made it known over the years that he doesn’t want to play for a West Coast team because he doesn’t want to be far away from in family, which lives in Puerto Rico.
The Nationals are in need of starting pitching and Vazquez could be a good fit if he came at a reasonable price. He made $11.5 million this season.
Vazquez is pretty much at the bottom of the Yankees concerns right now. There is no chance he comes back and even though he is a type-B free agent they will not offer him arbitration out of fear that he might accept it.