Virgil Vasquez
36-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  AAA
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$Signed a minor league contract with the Twins in December of 2012.
Vasquez Signs Minor League Deal with Twins
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
October 16, 2013
Vasquez agreed to a minor league deal with Minnesota for 2014, WHAM ABC 13 Rochester, N.Y. reports.
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Vasquez split time between the rotation and bullpen last season and had a 4.41 ERA and 60:19 K:BB ratio in 87.2 innings. He had good control, but he likely doesn't strike out enough batters to survive in the majors. He'll likely spend the season at Triple-A, but the Twins pitching staff will likely offer plenty of opportunities for playing time again in 2014.
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Vasquez took a big step back last season after earning a promotion to the majors in 2007. His K:BB ratio remained solid but the long ball continues to be his Achilles' heel. He allowed 27 homers in 27 starts, a number that perhaps only Petco can help fix. The Red Sox claimed Vasquez on waivers after last season and will likely give him a chance to earn a bullpen job this spring.
Vasquez continued to show good control – something he's done throughout his minor league career – in his first exposure to Triple-A, but struggled with the long ball, giving up 18 home runs. Vasquez had a couple of opportunities in the majors when the Tigers needed a spot starter but failed to capitalize. He allowed 16 earned runs in just 16.2 innings while also allowing seven home runs. If Vasquez can't find a way to keep the ball in the park he's not going to stick in the majors.
Vasquez got himself added to the Detroit 40-man roster this winter after a solid season at Double-A Erie. He has displayed very good control throughout his minor league career but scouts question whether he has the stuff to get major league hitters out. He’ll likely start the year at Triple-A and could put himself in line for a callup with a strong start to the season.
Vasquez continued to show his remarkable control last season walking only 21 batters in 130 2/3 IP between Single-A and Double-A. He's not overpowering so he needs that control to be successful. The Tigers will likely send him back to Double-A to start the season.
Vasquez is considered to have the best control of any pitcher in the Tigers farm system and was solid in his first season at Single-A. He is still several years away from a major league debut, however, and the Tigers are primarily looking at him as a set-up man.
Seventh-round draft choice in 2003. Played college ball at University of California at Santa Barbara.
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PMinnesota Twins  AAA
December 12, 2012
Vasquez signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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PFree Agent  AAA
April 20, 2011
The Angels released Vasquez on Wednesday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
January 26, 2011
Vasquez has signed a minor league contract with the Angels, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.
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PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
Wrist
May 1, 2010
Vasquez fractured both of his wrists in an accident while riding a scooter, the IndyWeek.com reports.
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PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 2, 2010
The Pirates traded Vasquez to the Rays on Friday for a player to be named later, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports.
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