Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vazquez Declines Yanks Arbitration Offer

In case you missed it earlier, the Yankees offered salary arbitration to Javier Vazquez. Here is why via Ken Rosenthal:

The Yankees plan to offer salary arbitration to free-agent right-hander Javier Vazquez, but not because they want to retain him.

Vazquez, a Type B free agent, has agreed to reject the Yankees' offer, enabling the team to collect a supplemental draft pick between the first and second rounds when he signs with another team, major-league sources say.

Teams frequently make such gentlemen's agreements with Type B free agents. No harm is done to the signing team, which does not lose a pick for signing a Type B player.

Thanks, Javy.

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