Vizquel says this season will likely be his last

Shortstop Omar Vizquel says he will likely retire after this

season.

The 11-time Gold Glove winner is in the Toronto Blue Jays’

spring training camp on a minor league deal. He said Thursday that

he’d like to be a manager.

Vizquel, who turns 45 on April 24, would be headed into his 24th

major league season if he makes the club. Vizquel provided a

positive clubhouse influence for the Chicago White Sox the past two

seasons and a reliable option off the bench.

The three-time All-Star appeared in 58 games last year, batting

.251 with eight RBIs and seven doubles. He is a career .272 hitter

in 2,908 games.

Vizquel’s .985 fielding percentage is best all-time among

qualifying shortstops.