Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 4 Months

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 7 Months

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 7 Months

Vizcaino was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday,'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 Dec 27 '79

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 Nov 24 '79

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 Sep 15 '79

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 Aug 15 '79

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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL Jun 30 '79

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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL Mar 08 '79

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.

Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL Feb 23 '79

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.