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Arodys Vizcaino | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Arodys Vizcaino notched his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Brewers.
Jim Johnson was unavailable after throwing 39 pitches over the previous two days. Vizcaino gave up a leadoff double to Eric Thames to begin the ninth inning, but Dansby Swanson bailed him out with a nice play at third base. Vizcaino then retired the final two batters he faced to lock down the victory. The 26-year-old owns a strong 1.99 ERA and 36/9 K/BB ratio through 31 2/3 innings. He’s the natural fallback to Johnson for the closer role. Jun 23 - 11:32 PM

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Arodys Vizcaino struck out two in a perfect inning Sunday against the Cardinals.

Vizcaino has been sharp this spring, allowing one run and posting a 10/2 K/BB ratio in seven innings. It should ensure that he enters the season as the Braves' primary eighth-inning option.
Mar 19 - 4:36 PM

Braves and RHP Arodys Vizcaino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.

It's the first time he's been eligible for arbitration. Vizcaino had a disappointing 4.42 ERA and 50/26 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 frames last season and will enter 2017 in a setup role ahead of Jim Johnson.
Jan 13 - 2:52 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) will not pitch this winter.

Vizcaino was limited to just five appearances during the second half due to shoulder and oblique injuries, but he's expected to enter spring training with no restrictions. It's unclear what his role will be in 2017, as Jim Johnson will return after performing well out of the closer role down the stretch.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) will pitch in an instructional league game next week.

He'll be joined by Williams Perez, who is rehabbing an elbow impingement. Both players are hoping to make it back by the end of the season but with eight games left on the schedule, that might be a reach. Jim Johnson has filled in seamlessly at closer, though Vizcaino should get his ninth-inning gig back when Johnson inevitably leaves in free agency.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Braves placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 25, with right shoulder inflammation.

Vizcaino has struggled since coming back from an oblique injury and now we have context about why. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but Jim Johnson should have a clear path to keep the closer role down the stretch.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino gave up four runs in two-thirds of an inning after entering Monday's game against the Diamondbacks in the seventh.

This wouldn't seem to bode well for Vizcaino returning to closing duties anytime soon. Those holding on to him in mixed leagues should consider looking elsewhere.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 01:17:00 AM

Braves activated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 15-day disabled list.

A few days earlier than expected. Vizcaino allowed a run on two hits in his last rehab appearance with Low-A Rome, but his oblique strain is healed and the Braves figure to insert him right back into the closer role, even though Jim Johnson has done a great job filling in. Vizcaino wound up missing a little over a month.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Braves on Saturday.

He'll then work in two outings with Class-A Rome on Tuesday and Thursday. If all goes well, he could be looking at a return to the Braves bullpen and his closer's role by next weekend.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) is on track to return to the Braves' bullpen late next week.

Vizcaino made it through a simulated game Wednesday in Florida without issue and should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment if he wakes up Thursday feeling normal. Vizcaino is likely to need 3-4 minor league rehab appearances, two of the back-to-back variety. He can get that done by the end of the Braves' next homestand, which runs from August 16-21. Jim Johnson has been filling in at closer for the past month.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) will throw live batting practice on Tuesday.

If all goes well, Vizcaino could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment later this week. The 25-year-old has been sidelined since July 15 due to an oblique strain, but he appears on track to return within the next week or two.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) could be back with the Braves within a couple of weeks.

Vizcaino has been out since July 15 with a strained oblique, but he made it through his first bullpen session last Friday. He's making progress, but still has some hurdles to cross. Jim Johnson will continue to fill in at closer for now.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) threw a bullpen session on Friday.

It's the first time he's been on the bump since he went down with a strained oblique three weeks ago. What the next step is is unclear, but Vizcaino shouldn't be that far off from a return if he's throwing off a mound with no issues. Jim Johnson has been closing in his absence.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Braves placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

We knew something was wrong when Vizcaino lasted just three pitches Friday against Colorado. Vizcaino has been good but not great this year, converting 10-of-13 save opportunities with a 3.00 ERA and an 11.75 K/9. Jim Johnson should take over the closer role during his absence, though save chances have been hard to come by for the Braves this year.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an oblique injury.

Vizcaino, who recently missed a few days due to a topical infection in his elbow, threw just three pitches Friday's game against the Rockies. Oblique injuries are notoriously tricky and could leave him sidelined well into August. He has been a popular trade target, but this injury could obviously change that. Jim Johnson is probably the favorite for saves during his absence, but the hard-throwing Mauricio Cabrera is also worth watching.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Micah Johnson
4Sean Rodriguez
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Jason Hursh