Though many doubted that Javier Vazquez would make his next start due to the blister on his right hand, both the team and the player say they expect he’ll be ready to go against Minnesota.
VAZQUEZ OPTIMISTIC In advance of his scheduled start Thursday against the Twins, Javier Vazquez is scheduled to throw a light bullpen session Tuesday in Minnesota instead of Monday in New York to give his bruised right index finger extra time to heal. Joe Girardi said he had little doubt that Vazquez would pitch.
“Chances are good that I’ll make it,” Vazquez said.
With his performance against the Mets, Vazquez improved to 3-4 with a 6.69 E.R.A.