Forty-four-year-old shortstop Omar Vizquel has made yet another Major League roster, having earned a spot with the Toronto Blue Jays. The hopeful Hall-of-Famer, who will turn 45 in less than one month, is batting .433 through 15 exhibition games with the Jays, adding a bunt single and scored a run in Toronto’s recent win over the Orioles.
The 11-time Gold Glove winner and three-time All-Star spent the previous two years with the Chicago White Sox as a utility man and mentor to younger players. He signed a minor league contract on Jan. 23, and will now be the oldest active player in MLB.
Vizquel played 11 seasons with the Cleveland, winning countless accolades and the hearts of the entire fan base. In 1999, Vizquel earned MVP consideration after hitting a career-high .333 with 112 runs scored and 42 stolen bases.
This will be Vizquel’s 24th season in the majors.