Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 2 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 2 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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 2 months ago

Vizcaino was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Look for the electric righty to be back up pitching out of the Braves' bullpen at some point this season. He has a big fastball and a plus curveball and if he can figure out his command, he could be used in high-leverage situations.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 6 months ago

Vizcaino was traded to the Braves on Sunday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Vizcaino was shipped along with the Cubs' second, third, and fourth international signing slots for Tommy La Stella and the Braves' fourth international slot. The 24-year-old posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.60 WHIP over five innings with the Cubs last season.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 9 months ago

Vizcaino gave up two runs in an inning against Toronto on Wednesday.

Vizcaino has given up four hits and three runs in his first two appearances with the Cubs this season. He could compete for a shot at closing for the Cubs next spring, but he'll have to show he can get big-league hitters out first.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 9 months ago

Vizcaino was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Vizcaino started the season in High-A but worked his way up to Double-A and then Triple-A before getting the call to the majors Tuesday. He pitched in 17 games with the Braves last season, posting a 4.67 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, and will look for a better showing in September, which could serve as an audition for next season.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 1 year ago

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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 1 year ago

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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 1 year ago

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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 2 years ago

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.