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Omar Vizquel | Second Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (47) / 4/24/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Omar Vizquel has been named the Tigers' first base coach under new manager Brad Ausmus.
Vizquel officially ended his playing career after the 2012 season and spent 2013 as a roving infield instructor with the Angels. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times was the first to confirm the reports of the Vizquel hire that began streaming Monday morning out of Venezuela. Mon, Nov 18, 2013 12:30:00 PM

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Omar Vizquel will start at shortstop Wednesday against the Twins.

Vizquel, 45, plans to retire after this season, so this will be his final game in the big leagues. The 11-time Gold Glove Award winner enters Wednesday action tied with Mel Ott for 40th all-time with 2,876 career hits.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Omar Vizquel said Tuesday that he is planning to retire from baseball at the end of this season.

"This will be my last year," said Vizquel. "I've enjoyed this game a lot, but I think it's time to pursue a new career as a coach or manager, and hopefully I'll get that opportunity in the future." The 45-year-old infielder has taken only 58 at-bats this season with the Blue Jays.
Source: NESN.com
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 07:01:00 PM

Omar Vizquel went 0-for-1 in pinch-hitting duty in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

Coming off a season when he hit .252 in 167 at-bats, Vizquel has found difficulty at the plate with only two hits in 16 at-bats (.125). With playing time scarce, the 45-year-old remains valuable purely for his defense and leadership.
Wed, May 9, 2012 06:22:00 AM

Omar Vizquel drew his second start of the season against the Orioles on Thursday, but failed to get any closer to 3000 hits, finishing the night 0-for-3.

Vizquel still stands 158 hits away from the milestone, though he's probably a long shot to hit the mark. He's struggled with the bat in the early going of the season, hitting just .091 (1-for-11). However, he's still valued for his veteran leadership and contributions on defense.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 10:15:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Omar Vizquel from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Vizquel entered camp as the favorite for a utility infielder job and sealed the deal by batting .395 (15-for-38) with two doubles, one home run and five RBI this spring. The 11-time Gold Glove award winner is entering his 24th season in the big leagues and will turn 45 later this month.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 11:07:00 PM

Omar Vizquel has earned a spot on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster.

He was already the favorite for the utility infielder job, but it's all but official now that Mike McCoy has been optioned to the minors. Vizquel, who turns 45 in April, batted .251/.287/.305 in 182 plate appearances with the White Sox last season and should be a useful part-time player and mentor in Toronto this season.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 04:02:00 PM

Omar Vizquel proved on Monday that he can still get it done, finishing 1-for-3 with two RBI and making some stellar plays in the field.

The 44-year-old is not done yet. Despite playing at a less familiar third base, he looked comfortable in the field. And now batting .455 in 11 spring at-bats, he is making the case for at least part-time major league work in what likely will be his final season.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 05:04:00 AM

Omar Vizquel indicated Thursday in Blue Jays camp that 2012 will likely be his final season.

Vizquel told MLB.com beat writer Gregor Chisholm that he would like to jump immediately into coaching upon retirement with the hope of eventually ascending to the role of manager. The 44-year-old infielder signed a minor league contract with Toronto this offseason and is vying for a backup job at spring training.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 04:28:00 PM

Blue Jays signed INF Omar Vizquel to a minor league contract.

The deal includes a spring training invite. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick initially reported that Vizquel signed a one-year contract, but it appears he'll have to beat out Mike McCoy and/or Luis Valbuena for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Vizquel, who turns 45 in April, is sitting on 2,841 career hits.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 08:50:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Blue Jays have signed Omar Vizquel to a one-year contract.

Some wondered whether this would be the end for the veteran infielder, but he'll return for his 24th season in the big leagues. Vizquel, who turns 45 in April, batted .251/.287/.305 with seven doubles and eight RBI in 182 plate appearances with the White Sox last season. He'll function as a utility infielder for Toronto.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 07:23:00 PM

Omar Vizquel said Wednesday that he expects to return in 2012 for his 24th major league season.

Vizquel only signed a one-year contract with the White Sox, so he'll have to find a new free agent deal. The 44-year-old batted .251/.287/.305 this season with seven doubles and eight RBI in 182 plate appearances.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 04:43:00 PM

Omar Vizquel went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday as the White Sox edged the A's 4-3.

Omar Vizquel, starting third baseman? Why not? The White Sox picked Brent Morel for his glove, but he hasn't hit at all and Vizquel is just as good defensively. Of course, Vizquel doesn't figure to hit either, but he's at .324 in 38 at-bats after this one. He'd have minimal fantasy value even if he does begin to play four or five times per week, but it's something the White Sox need to be considering.
Sat, May 14, 2011 12:39:00 AM

White Sox re-signed INF Omar Vizquel to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

Vizquel turns 44 in April, but he's still getting the job done defensively and will again play an important role for the White Sox in 2011. The veteran batted .276/.341/.331 in 391 plate appearances this past year while seeing time at shortstop, second base and the hot corner.
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 02:55:00 PM

Omar Vizquel said Tuesday that he wants to return to the White Sox next season.

"In my career, I really have been jumping from team-to-team, and you always want to feel comfortable in a place you like," said Vizquel. "I like it here, so I hope they maybe can think about having me back." Vizquel is batting .283/.349/.340 with two homers and 29 RBI in 332 at-bats this season, splitting time between third base, second base and shortstop. The defensive whiz turns 44 next April.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 10:33:00 AM

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