Pirates, Vazquez near deal
Updated: December 11, 2008, 3:27 PM ETBy Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com
Texas Rangers last season. He previously played with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. Vazquez gives the Pirates an experienced utilityman to play second, third and short and a potential alternative in the event the team trades shortstop Jack Wilson or second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Jerry Crasnick covers baseball for ESPN.com. ESPN The Magazine senior writer Buster Olney contributed to this report.