Omar Vizquel is Kinda Old

San Francisco Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel and his vacuum glove will be out roughly 4-5 weeks after having arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to remove torn cartilage from his left knee.

The 11-time Gold Glover, who will turn 41 in April, felt a pop when he was running Tuesday, and an MRI revealed the injury. With Omar rehabbing, Kevin Frandsen will become the starting shortstop this spring.

Vizquel signed a $5.3 million, one-year deal for a fourth season in November, including a club option for a second season. He batted just .246 with four homers and 51 RBIs last season, but rocked up the middle as always.

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Jacob said...

That's ancient for a short stop! He's not a great hitter anyhow, no matter how great his defense is.