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Arodys Vizcaino | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Arodys Vizcaino pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his fourth save as the Braves topped the Rockies 5-3 on Monday.
Vizcaino got Nolan Arenado to fly out, Ben Paulsen to strike out, and D.J. LeMahieu to ground out to end the game on 12 pitches. The right-hander has served as the Braves' closer since the beginning of August, but the Braves haven't given him many save opportunities. In August, Vizcaino is 4-for-4 in save chances with a spotless ERA and an 11/3 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings. Aug 24 - 10:21 PM

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Arodys Vizcaino picked up his first major league save with a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Marlins.

Vizcaino has turned in scoreless appearances in his last eight outings. The Braves might not generate a ton of save chances the rest of the way, but what they do produce is expected to go to Vizcaino.
Aug 6 - 10:51 PM

Arodys Vizcaino will serve as the Braves' closer following the trade of Jim Johnson.

Andrew McKirahan could get a few chances if the opposition is sending up a bunch of left-handed batters, but Vizcaino will be the main guy here. He's allowed only one run over nine innings since returning from a PED suspension. Obviously he needs to be added in fantasy leagues where he's still available.
Jul 31 - 8:33 AM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution thinks Arodys Vizcaino is the "most likely" to take over as the Braves' closer if Jim Johnson is traded.

Vizcaino has allowed just one run while striking out eight over nine relief innings since returning from his PED suspension. David Aardsma has also pitched well and would be a candidate, but it looks like Vizcaino is the one to scoop up if you're speculating on saves.
Jul 29 - 12:27 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman thinks that Arodys Vizcaino could move into the closer role for the Braves if Jim Johnson is traded this month.

Johnson has moved into the ninth inning following Jason Grilli's (Achilles) season-ending injury, but it's possible he'll be flipped before the deadline. Vizcaino has made four scoreless appearances since returning from a PED suspension earlier this month. He's had control issues, but the 24-year-old has big velocity and could be the club's closer of the future.
Jul 12 - 9:53 AM

Braves reinstated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the restricted list.

The right-hander was suspended for the first 80 games of the 2015 season due to a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. The 24-year-old has a very live arm and will be used in middle relief for the Braves.
Jul 5 - 5:17 PM

Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that he tested positive for Stanozolol. Vizcaino, who was re-acquired from the Cubs over the winter, was just optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday after allowing eight runs over eight inning of work this spring. The 24-year-old will now be sidelined until around midseason.
Apr 2 - 5:02 PM

Braves optioned RHP Arodys Vizcaino to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Vizcaino was acquired from the Cubs back in November for infielder Tommy La Stella but didn't pitch well enough this spring to earn an Opening Day roster spot. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed eight earned runs in eight Grapefruit League innings.
Mar 30 - 10:14 AM

Braves acquired RHP Arodys Vizcaino and international signing bonus slots #2, #3 and #4 from Cubs for INF Tommy La Stella and international signing bonus slot #4.

The hard-throwing 24-year-old has dealt with a wide array of elbow issues over the past three seasons. He appeared in just five games with the Cubs in 2014, posting a 5.40 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 4/3 K/BB ratio in five innings. He could crack the Braves bullpen on Opening Day.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino from Triple-A Iowa.

After dealing with elbow issues from 2012-2013, Vizcaino posted a 3.51 ERA and 42/18 K/BB ratio over 41 innings this season between High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A. This will be his first stint in the majors since 2011 as a member of the Braves. He's still just 23 years old.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Arodys Vizcaino, OF Brett Jackson, RHP Zac Rosscup and 3Bs Christian Villanueva and Josh Vitters to Triple-A Iowa; reassigned C Rafael Lopez, OF Mitch Maier and RHP Armando Rivero to minor league camp.

Vizcaino was unscored upon in three Cactus League innings, but he's missed the last two years due to elbow issues and needs to log some innings in the minors. The hard-thrower is a deep sleeper for saves this season.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is healthy and ready to compete for a spot in the Cubs' bullpen.

Vizcaino missed all of 2012 due to Tommy John surgery and all of 2013 due to a calcium buildup in his surgically-repaired elbow. He was throwing 98 mph fastballs earlier this winter and should have a bright future.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Cubs president Theo Epstein said Thursday that Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) has been throwing 98 mph and showing "electric" stuff.

Vizcaino missed the 2012 season following Tommy John surgery and then all of 2013 after having a procedure to address a calcium buildup in his elbow. It sounds like his arm has made a full recovery, though, and the 23-year-old remains an intriguing prospect. The Cubs haven't revealed whether Vizcaino will start or relieve in 2014, but if it's the latter, he could wind up being a sleeper for saves on a team with an unsettled ninth inning situation.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day disabled list.

Vizcaino had season-ending surgery in May to clean out a calcium buldup in his right elbow. The hope is he'll be 100 percent healthy at the start of spring training.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino will not pitch in the Arizona Fall League.

Vizcaino was originally slated to pitch in the AFL, but the Cubs would prefer that he pitch in the instructional league so that they can better monitor his rehab. The 22-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2012 and required another surgery earlier this year to address a calcium buildup in his elbow.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Nick Swisher
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Williams Perez
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Andrew McKirahan
3Peter Moylan
4Ross Detwiler
5Brandon Cunniff
6Matt Marksberry
7Edwin Jackson
8Sugar Ray Marimon
9Chris Withrow
10Shae Simmons
11Jason Grilli
12Paco Rodriguez