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Vizquel shines at third in bid to make Blue Jays

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Omar Vizquel, the 44-year-old infielder auditioning for a utility job with the Blue Jays, made a couple of sparkling defensive plays at third base and hit a two-run single in Toronto's 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

Vizquel, who would be the oldest player in the majors, is a non-roster invitee on a minor league contract. Almost exclusively a shortstop in 23 big league seasons, Vizquel threw out Scott Beerer in the second inning after he barehanded Beerer's hard-hit shot just inside the foul line.

Two innings later, Vizquel backhanded Jai Miller's high bouncer a few steps onto the outfield grass and threw him out by two steps. Vizquel's bases-loaded single in the fourth followed three walks and Travis Snider's run-scoring single off Armando Galarraga.

Colby Rasmus had an RBI double off Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen in the second, and Ryan Flaherty added one in the seventh.

Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow allowed one hit and struck out two in three innings.

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