Shortstop Vizquel close to agreement with ChiSox

The Chicago White Sox are closing in on a contract agreement with free agent shortstop Omar Vizquel. The deal could be announced as soon as Monday.

Vizquel, who will be 43 in April, has played 21 major league seasons. Last year he was used in a utility role with the Texas Rangers, playing shortstop, third base and second base while appearing in 62 games. He batted .266.

Vizquel, who broke in with the Mariners in 1989, has long been known as one of the game’s best fielding shortstops. He’s also played for the Indians and Giants. He is a career .273 hitter with 2,704 hits in 2,742 games.