15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
7 days ago

Vizcaino (side) was placed on the DL on Saturday with a right oblique strain, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan in Atlanta reports.

EDGE Analysis

The writing was on the wall Friday, when manager Brian Snitker intimated that Vizcaino's injury would likely require a DL stint. The move was made official Saturday, and the Braves opted to activate Eric O'Flaherty from the DL to fill his spot on the 25-man roster.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 week ago

Vizcaino is dealing with an oblique injury, and manager Brian Snitker indicated the setback will land Vizcaino on the disabled list, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves will not know the full extent of Vizcaino's setback until Saturday, but he has been diagnosed with an oblique injury, and that type of setback typically requires several weeks to come back from. Jim Johnson would be the favorite to serve as the Braves' closer if Vizcaino lands on the disabled list as expected.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 week ago

Vizcaino was removed from Friday's game with an apparent side injury, Kevin McAlpin of The Braves' Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino, who was pitching Friday for the first time in nine days in a non-save situation, was removed without recording an out. Expect an update on his status once the extent of his setback has been determined.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
2 weeks ago

Vizcaino threw a bullpen session Sunday and will be available to pitch Friday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino's arm ailment isn't an internal issue and was described by Braves' manager, Brian Snitker, as being a "spot" on his elbow. Although Vizcaino hasn't been a reliable closer, having blown three of his 13 save opportunities, he's been a solid source of strikeouts and is posting a strikeout rate of 29 percent.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
2 weeks ago

Vizcaino surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk en route to a loss against the Phillies on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

In his last four appearances, Vizcaino has struck out a pair and walked six (3.1 innings), pushing his ERA from 1.93 to 2.75 during that span and increasing his WHIP from 1.22 to 1.44. There is no indication from the Braves that he's in danger of losing his role as the team's closer, but Vizcaino's performance in the next few appearances is worth monitoring closely.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
3 weeks ago

Vizcaino was handed a loss Thursday after entering a 2-2 ballgame in the ninth inning against the Indians and allowing three runs, though only one earned, on two walks, two hits, and a wild pitch.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's loss was a rare poor outing for Vizcaino (1-3) who entered the day with a 1.93 ERA. Despite the loss, Vizcaino still boasts a 2.16 ERA and a blazing fastball, making him a name that comes up frequently as a possible trade candidate with the deadline just a month away. With just 12 save opportunities, Vizcaino has seen his share of non-save, late-game situations, and could see even more of those non-save situations should the Braves elect to trade him to a contender at the deadline.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
4 weeks ago

Vizcaino struck out the only batter he faced in Sunday's win over the Mets to notch his 10th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves headed into the ninth inning with a 5-0 lead, but Alexi Ogando gave up two runs on three hits in his 0.2 innings to set up the easy save opportunity. Vizcaino now has a 1.93 ERA and 45:15 K:BB in 32.2 innings on the year.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino worked around a walk and benefited from a couple hard-hit outs Thursday against the Mets, collecting his ninth save with a scoreless frame.

EDGE Analysis

Issuing a leadoff walk to Matt Reynolds could very well have come back to bite Vizcaino, as Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera both scorched balls right at Braves fielders, then James Loney's hooking liner was tracked down by left fielder Emilio Bonifacio to end the game. The 25-year-old Dominican won't complain about the batted-ball luck, that's for sure. The walks, however, are a bit concerning -- he has a 4.31 BB/9 now.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino allowed a hit and a walk but struck out three to close it out in the 10th inning Tuesday against Miami.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the fourth time in 31 games that Vizcaino has struck out three in a single-inning appearance. He's one of the nastiest pitchers in the game, as his 44 strikeouts in just 30.1 innings (13.1 K/9) proves. He has converted eight of 10 save opportunities and lowered his ERA to 2.08 with Tuesday's performance.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino recorded his seventh save Wednesday in San Diego, tossing a scoreless ninth with a walk and a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

After he imploded against these same Padres on Tuesday, this was a nice bounce-back effort for the 25-year-old closer. If we can mix our sports for a moment, the Braves win about as often as the Golden State Warriors lose, which means there aren't too many chances for Vizcaino to nail down saves, but the Dominican's been rather reliable when he gets the call. His fantasy owners also aren't complaining at all about those 35 strikeouts in 25 innings.