Via Mark Miller –
New York Yankees pitcher Javier Vazquez may be only 33 years old, but he is apparently already thinking about retirement.
Vazquez, who is in the last year of his contract, reportedly told Puerto Rican newspaper La Perla del Sur, “I don’t have much playing time left…I go year by year, and I don’t know if it will be one, two or three years, but I’m definitely not going to play until 40.”
Vazquez apparently has a rich and varied life off the field, hanging out with his wife and two kids, collecting fine art (especially that of Puerto Rican artists), and educating himself about wine.
If 2010 does turn out to be his last season, let’s hope that Vazquez posts up 20 wins like Mike Mussina did in his last year…