Jays' Vizquel talking retirement after this season

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.

Veteran shortstop envisions becoming manager following 24th major league campaign

Omar Vizquel, who turns 45 on April 24, would be headed into his 24th major league season if he makes the Blue Jays out of spring training. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

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 runs batted in 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.