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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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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. Nov 16 - 4:36 PM

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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.
Sep 2 - 2:03 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.
Mar 18 - 6:38 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.
Feb 13 - 2:39 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

Arodys Vizcaino has been ruled out for the season after recently undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to address a calcium buildup.

Vizcaino wasn't progressed as hoped in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and now we know why. It's a shame that he won't appear for the Cubs in 2013, but the good news is that his ligaments are fine and he should be ready to go for spring training. Vizcaino will be shut down for six weeks before beginning his rehab.
Tue, May 28, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday that Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is a couple weeks away from appearing in a game.

He is presumably referring to an extended spring training game. Vizcaino, who will continue his rehab with the Cubs rather than at the club's spring training facility, is expected back around midseason.
Tue, May 14, 2013 09:48:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Guillermo Moscoso on the 40-man roster. Vizcaino is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be an option for the Cubs until around midseason.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum doesn't expect Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) to be an option for the Cubs until midseason.

Vizcaino had Tommy John surgery last March and has started throwing bullpen sessions, but the Cubs will bring him along slowly. "[The ball is] coming out of his hand pretty good," Sveum said. "He's a middle-of-the-season-type guy. He'll be ready in the middle of the season."
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be his first since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March. Vizcaino won't be used during spring training but should be healthy enough to appear in games early on during the 2013 season. He'll begin the year in the minors.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 02:18:00 PM

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

It's strictly a procedural move. Vizcaino hasn't pitched since undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery in March. The 21-year-old right-hander was acquired at the trade deadline from the Braves in the deal for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson. Baseball America rated him as the No. 40 prospect in baseball prior to the 2012 season.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 10:27:00 AM

Cubs transferred RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the 60-day disabled list.

Vizcaino hasn't thrown a pitcher this year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. Acquired from the Braves in the deal for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson, Vizcaino was transferred to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Vizcaino doesn't turn 22 until November and was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the Braves' organization prior to this season. The hard-throwing right-hander could be an impact arm in Chicago's bullpen by early next season, if all goes well with his rehab.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Cubs acquired RHPs Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman from the Braves for LHP Paul Maholm, OF Reed Johnson and cash considerations.

Vizcaino was a big-time prospect prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The Cubs are certainly willing to roll the dice with the minimal haul they surrendered to acquire him. Vizcaino doesn't turn 22 until November and was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the Braves' organization prior to this season. The hard-throwing right-hander could be an impact arm in Chicago's bullpen by early next season, if all goes well with his rehab. Operating within the Cubs' weak bullpen makes him an intriguing value in keeper leagues.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 01:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Phil Gosselin
2Pedro Ciriaco
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Justin Upton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Brandon Beachy
6Kris Medlen
7Yean Carlos Gil
8Tyrell Jenkins
9Williams Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Shae Simmons
4Anthony Varvaro
5James Russell
6David Hale
7Luis Avilan
8Juan Jaime
9Chasen Shreve
10Gus Schlosser
11Aaron Northcraft
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Ian Thomas
14Brandon Cunniff