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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
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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. Aug 16 - 12:24 AM

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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.
Aug 6 - 12:49 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.
Aug 5 - 12:35 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.
Aug 3 - 12:34 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.
Jul 30 - 5:24 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.
Jul 19 - 10:21 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.
Jul 19 - 8:53 AM

Arodys Vizcaino (finger) will throw another bullpen session on Sunday.

Vizcaino completed a bullpen session without issue on Friday and will give it another go on Sunday. After that, the Braves will decide whether to send Vizcaino out on a short rehab assignment or immediately activate him from the disabled list. He's been nursing a strained finger for the past two weeks.
Jul 15 - 5:51 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (finger) threw a bullpen session Friday.

Vizcaino is expected back from the disabled list soon, although it's unclear whether he'll need to make a rehab appearance or two first. He makes for a nice stash in fantasy leagues with Jim Johnson likely to be traded this month.
Jul 14 - 4:35 PM

Braves placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3, with a right finger strain.

Prior to sustaining the finger injury, Vizcaino had been a dependable reliever for the Braves, having appeared in 37 games (34 innings). He holds a 2.38 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 39/12 K/BB ratio. There is no current timetable for his return. Matt Wisler has been called up for bullpen fortification in Vizcaino's absence.
Jul 5 - 7:52 PM

Arodys Vizcaino worked around a single and hit allowed in a scoreless 12th inning for his second save of the season Sunday in Oakland.

Vizcaino struck out two batters in his 21-pitch outing. Luckily he and the overworked bullpen will get a scheduled day off to rest before getting back to it Tuesday night against the Astros at SunTrust Park.
Jul 2 - 10:23 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Micah Johnson
SS1Johan Camargo
2Dansby Swanson
3B1Brandon Phillips
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Sam Freeman
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Luke Jackson
12Max Fried