Vazquez provides Mexico some WBC Thunder
Jorge Vazquez, a first baseman who will turn 27 on Sunday, was obtained in the offseason by the Yankees from Quintana Roo of the Mexican League. He's listed on Trenton's roster and will likely open the season as its starting first baseman, taking the place of released Cody Ehlers.
He's also the designated hitter for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. Last night against Australia, Vazquez provided most of his team's punch.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Vazquez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and two runs scored as Mexico fell to Australia, 17-7.
It's a small sample size, to be sure, but last night's line might provide a bit of hope to a team that hit the fewest home runs last season in the Eastern League.