Blue Jays will keep Omar Vizquel

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Omar Vizquel has played his way into yet another season in the majors.

Boosted by an excellent showing in spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays, the backup infielder was told Wednesday that he’d made the team and would be added to the roster.

Vizquel found out a month before his 45th birthday, making him the oldest active position player in the big leagues.

The 11-time Gold Glove winner had signed a minor league contract on Jan. 23. He spent the previous two years with the Chicago White Sox, This will be his 24th major league season.

NATIONALS: Closer Drew Storen will start the season on the disabled list because of trouble in his right elbow.

He played catch Tuesday for the first time in a week and felt no pain in his inflamed elbow.

RED SOX: Reliever Chris Carpenter, who was obtained from the Chicago Cubs as partial compensation for general manager Theo Epstein, says he will have elbow surgery.

Carpenter said on Twitter on Wednesday that Dr. James Andrews will remove a bone spur from his elbow.

REDS: Setup man Nick Masset will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.

Wednesday’s news comes five days after Cincinnati announced that its closer Ryan Madson would have surgery.

Masset was held out for 12 days after feeling tightness after his March 7 outing in which he was removed after getting two outs.

ROYALS: Right-hander Felipe Paulino will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow.

“Paulino has been dealing with some forearm stiffness on-and-off all spring,” Ned Yost said Wednesday.

AUCTION: The cap Bobby Thomson wore for his famed “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” is being put up for auction.

SCP Auctions said Wednesday it will take bids from April 30 until May 19.

The hat had been displayed from 1984 until last January at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.


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