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December 3, 2012 5:00 am
Notes from around the Caribbean Winter Leagues.
One starting pitcher who could have significant interest if he comes out of retirement is 36 year-old Javier Vazquez, who may have been pitching as good as ever when he decided to hang it up after the 2011 season. In the second half of that season, Vazquez had a 2.15 ERA for the Marlins with 16 walks and 96 strikeouts in 96.1 innings pitched. Talk about going out on a high note. But he might not be done yet. According to Peter Gammons, Vazquez could decide if he wants to return after he pitches for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. For now, he's tuning up with his hometown Ponce, where he debuted on Saturday with two shutout innings and four strikeouts against the Atenienses de Manati.