Beltre, Braun named players of the month

Beltre, Braun named players of the month

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre and Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun were named Thursday as Major League Baseball's players of the month for September.

MLB: Florida 3, Washington 2

MIAMI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Bryan Petersen hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, boosting the Florida Marlins past Washington 3-2.

MLB: Florida 4, Atlanta 0

MIAMI, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez threw seven shutout innings Wednesday and the Florida Marlins added to Atlanta's late-season concerns by blanking the Braves 4-0.

MLB: Florida 3, Washington 0

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Veteran Javier Vazquez threw his first shutout in six seasons Friday, allowing five hits and bringing Florida a 3-0 decision over Washington.

MLB: Florida 4, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez tossed six scoreless innings and the Florida Marlins erupted for four runs in the fifth inning Sunday in their 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Florida 9, New York Mets 3

MIAMI, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez threw seven solid innings and the Florida Marlins banged out 15 hits Monday in their 9-3 triumph over the New York Mets.

MLB: Florida 6, New York Mets 0

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez and three Marlins relievers teamed up for a six-hit shutout Tuesday and Florida dominated the New York Mets 6-0.

MLB: Florida 7, Washington 5

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Mike Cameron hit two of Florida's three home runs Wednesday in helping the Marlins win their fourth straight game, 7-5 over Washington.

MLB: Florida 5, Tampa Bay 3

MIAMI, May 21 (UPI) -- Florida right-hander Javier Vazquez threw seven scoreless innings Saturday and the Marlins hung on to defeat inter-league rival Tampa Bay 5-3.

MLB: Florida 7, Cincinnati 6

CINCINNATI, April 29 (UPI) -- John Buck highlighted a five-run first with a three-run homer Friday and Florida fought off a Cincinnati comeback bid to down the Reds 7-6.

MLB: Florida 4, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, April 15 (UPI) -- Greg Dobbs drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning Friday to help the Florida Marlins beat Philadelphia, 4-3.

MLB: Florida 7, Houston 5

HOUSTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Greg Dobbs smacked a single, double and home run Saturday, sparking the Florida Marlins to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Houston.

MLB: New York Mets 9, Florida 2

MIAMI, April 3 (UPI) -- Willie Harris and Ike Davis each went deep Sunday and the New York Mets downed Florida 9-2, taking the rubber game of a three-game weekend set.
Marlins sign Vazquez to 1-year deal

Marlins sign Vazquez to 1-year deal

MIAMI, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Florida Marlins officially signed pitcher Javier Vazquez to a one-year contract Thursday, the team said, though the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Report: Marlins ink Vazquez to 1-year deal

Report: Marlins ink Vazquez to 1-year deal

MIAMI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Florida Marlins have agreed to terms with veteran free agent pitcher Javier Vazquez on a one-year contract, sources told MLB.com Sunday.
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Javier Vazquez
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Javier Vazquez delivers during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Chicago on April 28, 2008. The game was suspended due to rain after the 11th inning with the score tied 3-3. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Javier 'The Ponce from Ponce' Carlos Vázquez (born July 25, 1976) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who currently plays for the Florida Marlins. Previously, he pitched for the Atlanta Braves (2009), Chicago White Sox (2006-2008), Arizona Diamondbacks (2005), New York Yankees (2004, 2010) and Montreal Expos (1998-2003). Vázquez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is the active career leader in strikeouts.

Vázquez is married to Kamille Vázquez. They have three children: Kamila, Javier Josué, and Kariana. Vázquez claims that he dislikes being the center of attention outside of the playing field and describes himself as a 'house man' spending his free time with his children. Vázquez is also interested in art pieces especially the ones that are produced by Puerto Rican artists and he possesses paintings by Wichie Torres and Iván Rosario. He is a wine aficionado and is educating himself about the different classes of wine in order to begin a private collection. Vázquez has also expressed that he has always been interested in charity work, this interest was fueled by his parents as he states that a Christian upbringing and their support when he began practicing sports were part of this influence.

In 1994, Vázquez began his professional career with the Montreal Expos's Rookie ball club in West Palm Beach, Florida, the GCL Expos. He struck out 56, walking 15, in a team leading 67 innings pitched. In 1995 he was promoted to the class A Albany Polecats where in 102 innings he struck out 87 but also walking 47. In 1996 with class A Delmarva Shorebirds he pitched 164.1 with a team leading 173 strikeouts and 57 walks. The following year he started with high A ball, West Palm Beach Expos, striking out 100 and walking 28 in 112 innings, before moving up to Class AA Harrisburg Senators where he struck out 47 and walked 12 in 42 innings.

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