Omar Vizquel’s numbers in 2012, his 24th and final season in the majors, looked like this:

In 60 games with the Blue Jays — 37 starts, 18 at second base, 10 at third and nine at shortstop — he had 36 hits, seven RBIs and a .235 average under first-year manager John Farrell.

“I thought I was going to play a little more,” said Vizquel, now a coach with the Detroit Tigers.

Looking back he admits the Jays 74-win season was a roller-coaster ride.

“Some days I was sad ... that it was my last year playing,” Vizquel said. “Other days I was happy that it was my last year and some days I thought I was going to get released. It was a respect thing that the Jays had for myself and for my career ... I think that’s why they didn’t release me.”

Vizquel said he played pain free in 2012, but was unsure Farrell knew what to do with him.