Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 1 month ago

Vizcaino agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 4 months ago

Vizcaino retired the side in order in the ninth inning Wednesday against the Nationals en route to his ninth save of the season.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 5 months ago

Vizcaino recorded his eighth save in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Nationals, pitching a scoreless ninth while surrendering two hits and striking out a batter.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 5 months ago

Vizcaino earned his sixth save in a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Phillies, working a scoreless ninth inning in which he surrendered one hit and struck out two.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 5 months ago

Vizcaino took a blown save after allowing a run on three hits, walking one and striking out two over 1.2 innings against the Nationals on Friday night.

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Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 7 months ago

Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was named the team's closer Friday following the trade of pitcher Jim Johnson, according to MLB.com. Vizcaino has allowed just one run in nine innings this season but could face competition from David Aardsma or Andrew McKirahan if he falters in his new role.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 7 months ago

Vizcaino was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

The hard-throwing right-hander has been idle for most of the season after serving an 80-game suspension for a positive PED test, but after making seven appearances with three different affiliates, it appears the Braves are ready to see what he can do with the big club. The 24-year-old could emerge as one of the top setup men for closer Jason Grilli if he irons out his control issues and is able to stay healthy for an extended period of time.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 7 months ago

Vizcaino has been activated from the minor league DL and he's eligible to be called up by the Braves on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Given the issues the Braves have had in relief, Vizcaino should have an opportunity to contribute in Atlanta in the not-so-distant future. He's eligible for promotion Saturday as Friday marks the final game in his 80-game suspension for a positive PED test.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 10 months ago

Vizcaino (suspension) was placed on the restricted list by the Braves on Sunday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Vizcaino was recently dealt an 80-game suspension for PED use, so the right-handed reliever won't be making an impact at any level until later in the summer.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 10 months ago

Vizcaino, who was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, will serve an 80-game suspension for PEDs, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

According to Passan, Vizcaino has thrown significantly harder this spring than he did in recent seasons. It still wasn't enough to make the Opening Day roster, so the right-hander will serve his suspension in the minors. Vizcaino won't be eligible to play until July, but it's possible injuries will free up a spot on the big-league squad by that point.