Last week the rumor broke that Jorge Vazquez wanted the Yankees to keep him in the majors this year or trade him. It looks like he got some bad news on Tuesday because following the Yankees game last night he was reassigned to the minor league camp, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.
Vazquez, 30, was signed out of the Mexican League before the 2009 season. He had a decent year in Triple-A last season as he posted a .314 OBP and a .830 OPS, but he also struck out an alarming 166 times in 500 plate appearances. Between that and the fact that he’s blocked by Mark Teixeira means he really has no options with this organization.
There has been no confirmation if the rumors that he wanted to be traded were true, but it seems likely that Brian Cashman would try to find him a place for him to play. However, there really isn’t a big market for a player like him.