Report: Red Sox Scouting Javier Vazquez on Friday in Puerto Rican Winter League Playoffs

Javier VazquezIt seems this is the week of scouting aging former Yankees for the Red Sox.

On Monday, news surfaced that Boston had worked out Bobby Abreu in Venezuela, and on Friday, the team is attending Javier Vazquez‘s start in the Puerto Rican Winter League playoffs to scout the right hander, according to WEEI.com.

Vazquez surprisingly sat out the 2012 season after having a solid 2011 campaign with the Marlins. He recently told ESPN Deportes that he would like to return to Major League Baseball to compete for a World Series title.

The 36-year-old has 165 wins in his 14-year career with 2,536 strikeouts and a 4.22 ERA. With three more seasons under his belt, Vazquez could easily reach the 3,000-strikeout milestone during his career. He’s No. 29 all time in strikeouts in MLB history.

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