The New York Yankees can’t seem to find a place to hide high priced free agent Javier Vazquez and now he’s headed for the bullpen.
With an ERA of 8.10 after seven starts this season, manager Joe Girardi has seen enough and has relinquished Vazquez’s starting duties.
Vazquez had a dominant 2009 with the Braves that included a 2,87 ERA, 15 wins, and 238 strikeouts, but the magic can’t be re-created with the Yankees in his second go around with the club.
In his first stint with the Yankees in 2004, Vazquez had one of the highest ERA’s of his career at 4.91. The 2004 season also marked the last time Vazquez saw bullpen duties.
In game 7 of the ALCS against the Red Sox he gave up a grand slam to Johnny Damon as Boston came back to win the series after being down 3-0 to New York.