Vasquez signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. Vasquez declared free agency at the beginning of the offseason after two seasons spent in the Phillies' system and will now look for a shot at the big leagues with the Tigers. The left-hander hasn't seen the majors since 2011, but at least posted solid numbers with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading. In 27 starts and 172.1 inning between the two levels, he registered a 3.08 ERA, 119 strikeouts and a 1.224 WHIP.
The Phillies signed Vasquez to a minor league deal Monday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. Vasquez spent time with the Phillies' two-highest minor league affiliates last season, but in 20 starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, he tabulated an 8-8 record, 4.56 ERA, 1.396 WHIP, and 61:46 K:BB ratio in 108.2 innings. Expect the 29-year-old to serve as organizational depth for the second year in a row.
The Orioles have signed pitcher Anthony Vasquez to a minor-league deal, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Vasquez had to undergo brain surgery in November 2012 after experiencing headaches, dizziness and vision problems. He pitched in the Mariners organization since being drafted in 2009, going 2-6 with a 4.08 ERA and 41:23 K:BB ratio in 86 innings beween Class A and Double-A last season.
Mariners pitching prospect Anthony Vasquez had emergency brain surgery last Friday, and MLB.com reports that he was discharged from the hospital Monday. Vasquez had experienced headaches, dizziness and vision problems while at the Mariners' training complex in Peoria, Ariz., and upon examination, doctors discovered a brain lesion. Once in surgery, doctors also found a life-threatening ruptured arteriovenous malformation (AVM). However, Vasquez has not only been discharged, but he could be ready to pitch again by the spring.