A message from Yankees.com: YANKEES

A message from Yankees.com: YANKEES ACQUIRE JAVIER VASQUEZ FROM MONTREAL EXPOS The Yankees on Thursday acquired right-handed pitcher Javier Vazquez from the Montreal Expos in exchange for first baseman Nick Johnson, outfielder Juan Rivera and left-handed pitcher Randy Choate. Vazquez, who was coveted by many teams, went 13-12 with a 3.24 ERA last season, striking out 241 in 230 2/3 innings for the Expos. In parts of six seasons, Vazquez is 64-68 with a 4.16 ERA, though his ERA has been under 4.00 in each of the last three seasons. A power pitcher, Vazquez features an arsenal that includes a sinker, slider, cutter, curveball and changeup.

Posted by YF on 12/4/2003 03:46:58 PM

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