March 29, 2012 in Sports

Ageless infielder


Omar Vizquel has played his way into yet another season in the majors. Boosted by an excellent showing in spring training, the backup infielder was told Wednesday that he’d made the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster. The former Seattle Mariner found out a month before his 45th birthday, making him the oldest active position player in the big leagues. The 11-time Gold Glove winner had signed a minor league contract on Jan. 23. He spent the previous two years with the Chicago White Sox as a utilityman and mentor to younger players. Vizquel (pictured right) turns 45 on April 24. The three-time All-Star shortstop from Venezuela is batting .433 in 15 exhibition games. He had a bunt single and scored a run in Toronto’s win over the Orioles on Wednesday. – Associated Press

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