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Blue Jays sign Vizquel

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed INF OMAR VIZQUEL to a minor league deal for 2012 with an invite to Major League spring training. 

VIZQUEL, 44, has appeared in 2,908 games over a 23 year career with five teams (Seattle, Cleveland, San Francisco, Texas and Chicago), and is currently 159 hits short of 3,000. The Caracas, Venezuela native is the all-time leader in games played at shortstop and holds 11 Gold Gloves, including nine consecutive from 1993-2001 and his .985 fielding percentage is the highest in Major League history at the position (min 3,500 chances). The switch hitter is 45th on the all-time it list and owns the distinction of having the most hits for any Venezuelan born player, passing Luis Aparicio in 2009. 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed INF OMAR VIZQUEL to a minor league deal for 2012 with an invite to Major League spring training. 

VIZQUEL, 44, has appeared in 2,908 games over a 23 year career with five teams (Seattle, Cleveland, San Francisco, Texas and Chicago), and is currently 159 hits short of 3,000. The Caracas, Venezuela native is the all-time leader in games played at shortstop and holds 11 Gold Gloves, including nine consecutive from 1993-2001 and his .985 fielding percentage is the highest in Major League history at the position (min 3,500 chances). The switch hitter is 45th on the all-time it list and owns the distinction of having the most hits for any Venezuelan born player, passing Luis Aparicio in 2009. 

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