15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
5 days ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) is set to pitch in an Instructional League game as part of his rehab assignment during the final week of the season, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is still not known whether Vizcaino will be able to return this season for the Braves. The right-handed reliever has been on the DL with a shoulder injury since Aug. 30. If he were to be activated before season's end, it is highly unlikely that he would retake the closer role from Jim Johnson, who has performed exceptionally well as Vizcaino's replacement.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The young right-hander has had some difficulty staying healthy as the season has worn on and he'll now be on the DL for the second time in less than a month. He allowed seven earned runs over 2.2 innings prior to landing back on the DL. The Braves recalled John Gant in a corresponding move Tuesday.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino faced four Nationals hitters without recording an out Thursday in his return from the DL, ultimately getting charged with four runs (three earned) on one hit, two walks and a hit batsman.

EDGE Analysis

An oblique injury sidelined him for more than a month, and after this uninspiring return, it seems like Vizcaino might take a little while to regain the closing role in Atlanta. Even if you chalk up this outing to rust, it's hard to do that for the 1.47 WHIP he carried into his DL stint. As promising as his high-90s heat may be, the 25-year-old righty currently looks like he's at best the Braves' third-best ninth-inning option behind Jim Johnson and (the even harder-throwing) Mauricio Cabrera.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino will be eased back into action and will not immediately reclaim the role of Braves closer, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino was dominant out of the Braves' bullpen for roughly the first three months of the season, but he began to falter in late June, struggled in his first outing after the All-Star break, and then ended up on the disabled list. It's rare to lose a job because of injury, but that will happen in this case, as Jim Johnson -- who was excellent working as the closer in Vizcaino's absence -- will hang onto the job. Vizcaino could get another shot to close before the season ends, but for now he will not even work as the setup man, as Mauricio Cabrera will handle those duties in front of Johnson.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
1 month ago

Vizcaino (oblique) was activated from the DL on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The oblique strain cost Vizcaino more than a month but he has been cleared to return following a pair of rehab appearances. Although manager Brian Snitker has not said so explicitly, it seems likely Vizcaino will return to the closer role immediately despite not throwing on back-to-back days while on his rehab assignment. The 25-year-old Vizcaino has had some issues with walks but has struck batters out at a 28.8 percent clip and is 10-for-13 in save chances this season.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
2 months ago

Vizcaino (oblique) will make three rehab appearances this week and could rejoin the Braves by the end of the homestand, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino has been sidelined since July 16 with a right oblique strain. If all progresses well in his rehab, it's expected that Vizcaino would regain his closer duties with the Braves. The 25-year-old currently has a 3.00 ERA with 10 saves on the season.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
2 months ago

Vizcaino (oblique) is progressing and should return within a couple weeks, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Until then, Jim Johnson will remain the closer in Atlanta, and it's reasonable to think that the veteran may be a target for clubs looking to bolster their bullpen at the upcoming waiver trade deadline. A more precise timetable for Vizcaino's return should become available if he's sent on a minor league rehab assignment prior to his activation from the disabled list.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
2 months ago

Vizcaino (oblique) threw a bullpen session Friday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino has advanced to the point in his recovery where he is now able to get back up on a mound. No setbacks were reported following Friday's session, so he will likely throw again in the coming days. He may need a rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, but he could rejoin the Braves at some point later this month.

15DArodys Vizcaino
RP ATL
3 months 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
3 months 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.