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May 8, 1993
Peter O'Malley has been spending too much time listening to his manager and general manager and not enough time watching his team play if he thinks the Dodgers' lowly status is the result of bad draft luck for the past five years (May 3). Two years ago with Stan Javier, Chris Gwynn, Jose Vizcaino, Lenny Harris and Mike Sharperson playing and batting over .280, the Dodgers were leading the NL West at the All-Star break. All were benched (with Gwynn, Vizcaino and Javier subsequently discarded but still batting over .280 for the Royals, Cubs and Angels)
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September 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jose Vizcaino learned how to hit in clutch situations during his time with the New York Yankees. Vizcaino put that knowledge to good use Thursday night at Houston when he hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run rally in the eighth inning as the Astros defeated St. Louis, 6-3, to end the Cardinals' eight-game winning streak. Vizcaino has been with seven teams, including the Yankees in 2000, before coming to Houston in 2001.
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December 8, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
The Dodgers are close to reaching a three-year contract agreement with free-agent shortstop Jose Vizcaino, sources said Sunday night. "There's nothing done at this point and that's all I can say," Dodger Executive Vice President Fred Claire said. Asked if something could be done soon, Claire added, "possibly." Sources said an announcement could come as soon as today.
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May 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Houston Astro Manager Jimy Williams expects a lot from Jose Vizcaino, and the utility player has come through with clutch hits in two of the last three games. Vizcaino hit a game-ending home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, Saturday. The victory was Houston's seventh in a row, the club's longest winning streak in three seasons. The Astros won a club-record 12 in a row in September 1999. "[Vizcaino is] always prepared.
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March 24, 1999 | JASON REID
It appears Jose Vizcaino will be traded by the Dodgers for the second time unless his feelings change about potentially being a reserve. The Dodgers traded the versatile infielder to the Chicago Cubs for Greg Smith in 1990. Vizcaino returned as a free agent, signing a three-year, $9.5-million contract in December 1997. But Vizcaino lost the starting shortstop job after he suffered a sprained right ankle in June.
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May 26, 1998 | JASON REID
Gary Sheffield is the hottest Dodger--but Jose Vizcaino isn't far behind. Vizcaino continued his hot pace with a two-run home run Monday in the first inning of a 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Houston Astros. After leadoff hitter Eric Young walked to open the game, Vizcaino hit a 1-and-0 pitch from Astro starter Jose Lima over the wall in the right-field corner for his third home run. Vizcaino, who went two for four against Houston, has batted .
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July 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
As soon as he hit the ball, Jose Vizcaino was thinking about reaching second base, and his aggressive baserunning paid off for the San Francisco Giants. Vizcaino doubled and later scored on Jeff Kent's single to break an eighth-inning tie Saturday and give the Giants a 2-1 victory over the struggling Colorado Rockies. Colorado has lost five in a row to match its longest losing streak of the year. The Rockies have scored six runs in those five losses.
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December 9, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers moved to fill their hole at shortstop Monday, reacquiring free agent Jose Vizcaino, as expected, and seemingly completing their major off-season acquisitions. Terms of the three-year deal were not released, but baseball sources said Vizcaino, 29, received a package worth $9.5 million--$3 million in 1998 and '99 and $3.5 million in 2000. He made $2.8 million with the San Francisco Giants last season. Also Monday, former Dodger pitcher Tom Candiotti agreed to a two-year, $6.
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June 3, 1999 | JASON REID
Dodger officials are expected to put outfielder Todd Hollandsworth on the disabled list Friday and activate infielder Jose Vizcaino instead of recalling an outfielder from triple-A Albuquerque as initially planned. Manager Davey Johnson said Wednesday that Hollandsworth probably will be assigned to the 15-day disabled list because of the torn abdominal muscle he suffered during last Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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April 2, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infielder Jose Vizcaino and outfielder Todd Hollandsworth find themselves in unfamiliar--and uncomfortable--positions as spring training winds down. Barring injuries or trades, Vizcaino and Hollandsworth are expected to begin the season as reserves. Although they knew their roles would probably change before spring training began, each hoped they would somehow remain in the starting lineup. But it appears they won't.
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October 21, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Vizcaino quickly overcame his bad Dodger experience with the New York Yankees' help. The Yankees showed Vizcaino how baseball should be played, and the infielder got with the program. But memories linger. Vizcaino believes the Dodgers treated him unfairly after he suffered an ankle injury in 1998, pushing him aside without explanation. The Yankees have communicated better with Vizcaino, scheduled to start at second base tonight in Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium.
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October 9, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
Jose Vizcaino couldn't believe his luck when he was traded from the Dodgers, along with cash considerations, to the Yankees for Jim Leyritz on June 21. "That's the game. Now look--I'm one step from the World Series," Vizcaino said after New York's 7-5 series-clinching win Sunday night. "I had a good time in L.A., but I'm having the best time of my life in New York." Apparently so. Vizcaino's season took a dramatic upswing after he left Chavez Ravine for the South Bronx.
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June 21, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Goodbye, Jose Vizcaino. The Dodgers appreciate the help before the door closed. The reserve infielder's second stint with the club ended Tuesday night when he was traded to the New York Yankees for catcher Jim Leyritz and cash considerations--after his key infield single sparked a four-run, 10th inning in a 9-6 victory over the Houston Astros.
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June 3, 1999 | JASON REID
Dodger officials are expected to put outfielder Todd Hollandsworth on the disabled list Friday and activate infielder Jose Vizcaino instead of recalling an outfielder from triple-A Albuquerque as initially planned. Manager Davey Johnson said Wednesday that Hollandsworth probably will be assigned to the 15-day disabled list because of the torn abdominal muscle he suffered during last Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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April 7, 1999 | JASON REID
Jose Vizcaino still believes he should be in the lineup, and the veteran infielder figures he may be again someday. But for now, Vizcaino has accepted a reserve role on the ballclub, focusing on doing his part to help the Dodgers win. This isn't what he wanted, but he's adjusting. "You never want to be on the bench, you always want to be in the lineup and helping the team, but everybody has to do their job," the versatile Vizcaino said.
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April 2, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infielder Jose Vizcaino and outfielder Todd Hollandsworth find themselves in unfamiliar--and uncomfortable--positions as spring training winds down. Barring injuries or trades, Vizcaino and Hollandsworth are expected to begin the season as reserves. Although they knew their roles would probably change before spring training began, each hoped they would somehow remain in the starting lineup. But it appears they won't.
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May 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Houston Astro Manager Jimy Williams expects a lot from Jose Vizcaino, and the utility player has come through with clutch hits in two of the last three games. Vizcaino hit a game-ending home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, Saturday. The victory was Houston's seventh in a row, the club's longest winning streak in three seasons. The Astros won a club-record 12 in a row in September 1999. "[Vizcaino is] always prepared.
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June 22, 1998 | JASON REID
Jose Vizcaino knew he was in trouble the moment he began to slide, because the pain in his right ankle was unlike "anything I've ever felt." The Dodger shortstop severely sprained his ankle Sunday afternoon while trying to steal second base in the third inning of an 11-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies. X-rays of the ankle were negative, and a team spokesman said Vizcaino is expected to be sidelined three to five days. But Vizcaino has a different timetable.
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March 24, 1999 | JASON REID
It appears Jose Vizcaino will be traded by the Dodgers for the second time unless his feelings change about potentially being a reserve. The Dodgers traded the versatile infielder to the Chicago Cubs for Greg Smith in 1990. Vizcaino returned as a free agent, signing a three-year, $9.5-million contract in December 1997. But Vizcaino lost the starting shortstop job after he suffered a sprained right ankle in June.
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February 21, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Vizcaino clings to his father's memory, helping him get through the day. Recalling his dad's hearty laugh and comforting voice enables the Dodger shortstop to complete his work in spring training at Dodgertown. But when Vizcaino returns to the empty home he is renting here, the grief caused by his father's death two weeks ago overwhelms him, adding to an already stressful stretch. Vizcaino is coming off surgery on his right ankle after sitting out the last three months of the 1998 season.
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