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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Vizquel says he plans to keep playing

The oldest position player in the major leagues is planning to play another season.

Rangers utility infielder Omar Vizquel says he feels good physically and “better take advantage” of how he feels.

The 42-year-old Vizquel is wrapping up his 21st major league season, his first in Texas, where he served primarily as a mentor to rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus and a part-time player. He went into the Rangers’ final home game Sunday hitting .266 in 59 games, with 43 starts—21 at shortstop, 14 at second base and eight at third.

Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove shortstop whose 2,702 hits are the most by a Venezuelan native, becomes a free agent after the season.

Thanks to Civvy.

Repoz Posted: September 27, 2009 at 07:54 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: September 28, 2009 at 12:19 AM (#3334085)
Well, this delays the BTF-wide meltdown that's bound to happen when he pops up on the Hall of Fame ballot.
   2. TerpNats Posted: September 28, 2009 at 02:55 AM (#3334164)
I don't know what their chances would be of signing him, but I would like to see the Nationals pursue Vizquel for 2010; I think he could give Desmond much of the instruction he gave Andrus this year, and he couldn't be a worse infield sub than what the Nats have now.

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