Yankees release Jorge Vazquez

It was just two weeks ago when we heard that Jorge Vazquez was not going to be happy spending another year in Triple-A. He wanted a chance to play at the big league level whether it be for the Yankees or somebody else.

It looks like it will end up being with somebody else as the Yankees released Vazquez, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Vazquez showed off a lot of power last season by hitting 32 homers in just 500 plate appearances. However an OBP of just .314, 166 strikeouts, and poor defense meant that he never had any chance of playing in the Bronx.

The Yankees signed Steve Pearce to play first base at the Triple-A level last week essentially replacing JoVa. They probably spent a few days looking for somebody interested in trading for him and released him when they couldn’t find a taker.

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