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Arodys Vizcaino | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYY
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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. Sep 24 - 6:46 PM

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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.
Aug 30 - 3:41 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.
Aug 23 - 1:17 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.
Aug 18 - 3:17 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.
Aug 13 - 12:49 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.
Aug 11 - 8:46 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.
Aug 8 - 5:46 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.
Aug 8 - 4:32 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.
Aug 5 - 5:29 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.
Jul 16 - 4:22 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.
Jul 15 - 11:36 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) will be available to pitch on Friday.

Vizcaino missed the final few days before the All-Star break due to a topical infection in his elbow, but it's not a long-term concern. The Braves plan to ease him back into things, so it's unclear if he'll be used in a possible save chance right away.
Jul 15 - 6:15 PM

Arodys Vizcaino pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Thursday to earn his ninth save.

Vizcaino issued a walk but no further damage in the frame. He's got just nine saves on the year, but that's not a knock on Vizcaino as much as it is a testament to how bad the Braves have been, as the right-hander owns a 2.01 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 44/15 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings. With other teams showing interest, Vizcaino could be a hot name around the trade deadline.
Jun 23 - 11:07 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Arodys Vizcaino is drawing "intense" trade interest.

It's no surprise that Vizcaino is generating so much buzz. The 25-year-old owns an elite 1.83 ERA since the start of last season and is making under $900,000 this year. With that said, it's going to take a huge offer for the rebuilding Braves to even consider trading their star closer. As it stands now, Vizcaino won't reach free agency until 2019.
Jun 23 - 10:56 PM

Arodys Vizcaino blew his second save of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Padres, surrendering two runs on three hits over 1/3 of an inning.

Vizcaino entered in the ninth inning with the Braves holding a 3-2 lead, but he coughed up a leadoff home run to Derek Norris to tie proceedings at 3-all. That homer didn't play so well on the 25-year-old's psyche. Alexei Ramirez followed Norris' homer with a single and moved to third after stealing second and taking advantage of a Vizcaino wild pitch. Vizcaino proceeded to walk Travis Jakowski to set the stage for Wil Myers to walk things off with a little single. With blown save No. 2 on Vizcaino's ledger, he is now 6-for-8 in save chances and holds a 2.25 ERA with a 34/8 K/BB ratio across 24 innings.
Jun 8 - 1:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3Blake Lalli
4A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Jace Peterson
3Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Daniel Castro
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Brandon Snyder
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3Robert Whalen
4Matt Wisler
5John Gant
6Josh Collmenter
7Tyrell Jenkins
8Williams Perez
9Aaron Blair
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Matt Marksberry
9Jose Ramirez
10Shae Simmons
11Ryan Weber
12Jed Bradley
13Brandon Cunniff
14Joel de la Cruz