Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:34:27 -0700
Omar Vizquel, who was signed as a first-base coach by the Detroit Tigers, may be drafted to play some games at shortstop. The idea was first thought of as a joke among the coaches, given the fact the team has had issues with keeping shortstops healthy, but there was a bit of seriousness to the thought. Vizquel has taken ground balls off and on all spring, just to help provide hands-on instruction to the Tigers' young infielders. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stressed the idea won't likely happen.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:29:46 -0800
The Detroit Tigers added Omar Vizquel and Wally Joyner to their coaching staff Monday, Nov. 18. Vizquel will serve as the first base coach and Joyner as the team's hitting coach. Mick Billmeyer will be the bullpen coach and Matt Martin will be a defensive coordinator.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:06:27 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hired former SS Omar Vizquel as their roving infield instructor.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:09:53 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Omar Vizquel said he still plans to retire once the season is over.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:11:05 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Omar Vizquel had two hits Monday, Sept. 24, to move into a tie with Mel Ott for 40th on the all-time hits list with 2,876.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 22:53:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion (toe) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, Sept. 16, against the Boston Red Sox with a sore big toe on his right foot. It's the second time in three games that Encarnacion has been unavailable. SS Yunel Escobar (illness) and C Jeff Mathis (illness) were also scratched Sunday. INF Yan Gomes replaced Encarnacion at designated hitter, C J.P. Arencibia was behind the plate, INF Adeiny Hechavarria moved from second to short and SS Omar Vizquel played second.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:42:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Omar Vizquel said he plans to retire at the end of the year.
Mon, 28 May 2012 20:24:13 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Omar Vizquel picked up a hit Monday, May 28, against the Baltimore Orioles, giving him 2,848 hits for his career. He is tied with Hall of Famer and former Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson on the all-time list.
Wed, 16 May 2012 14:28:32 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar has the night off Wednesday, May 16. SS Omar Vizquel is replacing him.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:56:27 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar, who has played in every game so far this season, is scheduled to get his first day off Saturday, April 28, against the Seattle Mariners. SS Omar Vizquel is expected to make his first start of the season at shortstop in his stead.