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Arodys Vizcaino | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Braves and RHP Arodys Vizcaino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.4 million contract.
He was arbitration-eligible for the second time this offseason. Vizcaino posted a 2.83 ERA across 62 relief appearances in 2017. Jan 12 - 1:50 PM

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Arodys Vizcaino earned his 14th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Vizcaino struck out Giancarlo Stanton and induced flyouts from Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich to seal an 8-5 victory for the Braves. The 26-year-old right-hander took over as Atlanta's closer in early August and should open the 2018 season in that role.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino struck out the side in the ninth Saturday against the Phillies to earn his 13th save.

Vizcaino put away Aaron Altherr, Maikel Franco and J.P. Crawford to lock down the win. It was the second consecutive outing in which Vizcaino has struck out the side, giving him 63 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings this year. The 26-year-old owns a 2.88 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 61 appearances overall.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino struck out all three Nationals batters he faced Thursday to earn his 12th save of the season.

This wasn't mowing down the bottom one-third of the lineup, either -- Vizcaino fanned leadoff hitter Trea Turner, No. 2 hitter Jayson Werth and catcher Jose Lobaton (who entered for Daniel Murphy late in the game) to preserve a one-run lead. He's really cemented himself as the Braves' closer of the future with a strong season, posting a 2.93 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings of work.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino notched his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Friday.

Asked to hold a one-run lead, Vizcaino issued a one-out walk to Nori Aoki, but the Mets were unable to get anything else going. The 26-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in his last five appearances. He’s 11-for-13 in save chances this year to go along with a 2.48 ERA and 57/18 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:27:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino bent but didn't break while earning a save against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Called upon to protect a one-run lead in the final frame, he got the first two batters out before allowing back-to-back singles to put the tying and winning runs on base. Vizcaino then induced slugger Joey Gallo to fly out to center field for the final out. He has 10 saves with a 2.68 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:40:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino allowed three runs -- including two home runs -- without recording an out Saturday against the Rockies.

Vizcaino entered in the ninth inning tasked with keeping it a 4-4 game. Instead, he gave up a leadoff single before Charlie Blackmon swatted a two-run shot. What's more, DJ LeMahieu followed that with a solo dong, furthering the right-hander's troubles. He was replaced by Jason Motte before he could serve up any more dingers. Despite Saturday's showing, Vizcaino has been largely good this year, owning a 2.68 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 50/14 K/BB ratio over 47 innings, recently taking over as the Braves' closer. One bad outing, while ugly, doesn't change that.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 01:25:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Friday for his eighth save of the season.

Vizcaino worked around a two-out single to Gerardo Parra. He has struck out at least one batter in seven straight appearances and hasn’t allowed a run all month. He’s starting to run away and hide with the closer role.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino worked a perfect ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday in Colorado for his seventh save of the season.

Vizcaino has moved into the closer's role for manager Brian Snitker, and he hasn't looked back. The Dominican right-hander has allowed just one hit and one walk with five strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings with five saves in his six August appearances. He has been dominant, and it's a sight Atlanta fans have longed to see after many ninth-inning missed opportunities earlier in the season.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 12:24:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino got two outs in the ninth inning against the Marlins on Saturday to earn his fifth save of the season.

Vizcaino likely didn't expect to see action in a fairly safe 7-2 game in the ninth inning, but three straight one-out singles left manager Brian Snitker little choice. Vizcaino did his job, getting a groundout and a pop out to snuff out the rally and earn him his fifth save of the year. The closer owns a 2.45 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 42/13 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings to date.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino navigated his way through a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Marlins for his fourth save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Vizcaino worked around a leadoff single and a two-out walk. Recently moved into the closer role amid Jim Johnson’s struggles, Vizcaino has the goods to run away with the job. The 26-year-old has compiled a 2.50 ERA and 42/13 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings this season.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 12:35:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He retired the side in order for the drama-free save, which has been a rare sight for Braves fans in recent weeks. It looks like Vizcaino is now the closer for the Braves. Jim Johnson was used with the game tied in the seventh inning tonight and gave up a hit and a walk in 2/3 of an inning. Vizcaino has three saves with a 2.56 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Braves' manager Brian Snitker confirmed Sunday that he would have used Arodys Vizcaino if a save situation arose.

It was a bit telling when Sniker turned to closer Jim Johnson in a tie game to start the eighth inning, rather than keeping him available in case the Braves took a lead. Whether this was a one-time thing, or whether Vizcaino has usurped the ninth-inning gig from Johnson remains to be seen.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Braves activated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 10-day disabled list.

Vizcaino wound up missing a little over two weeks with a strained right finger. He returns Wednesday to a strong 2.38 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 39/12 K/BB ratio in 34 innings. Atlanta will roll with an eight-man bullpen for a little while.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino (finger) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Vizcaino got the clearance to return to the Braves' bullpen after working one hitless rehab inning Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett. The 26-year-old right-hander has been on the shelf since July 3 because of a right finger strain. He boasts a 2.38 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 39/12 K/BB ratio through 34 innings this season.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 08:53:00 AM

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