Tuesday, April 6, 2010

WSC Birth Years: Omar Vizquel

Card #53 - Omar Vizquel

Born: April 24, 1967

Making his debut with the Seattle Mariners in 1989, Omar is the oldest active player on the White Sox at the beginning of the season. Vizquel is the next in the long line of excellent Venezuelan shortstops to grace the position for the White Sox.

In his long career, Omar has won eleven Gold Gloves and has been selected to three All-Star teams. Vizquel is not expected to be the everyday shortstop this late in his career, but don't be surprised if he can still play with the best of them. Omar is expected to be a bench player and a mentor to the young infielders.

Expect Vizquel to see plenty of playing time between filling in at shortstop, pinch hitting and being part of skipper Ozzie Guillen's rotating DH plan for 2010.

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

I wish the Rangers would have re-signed Vizquel. He was a nice player here last year and filled in at a number of spots.

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