Arodys Vizcaino SP CHC 4 Months
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 SP CHC 5 Months
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 SP CHC 7 Months
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 SP CHC 8 Months
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 SP CHC 10 Months
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 SP CHC May 28 '13
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 SP CHC May 14 '13
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.
Arodys Vizcaino SP CHC Mar 27 '13
Cubs placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury.
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Guillermo Moscoso on the 40-man roster. Vizcaino is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be an option for the Cubs until around midseason.
Arodys Vizcaino SP CHC Mar 21 '13
Cubs manager Dale Sveum doesn't expect Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) to be an option for the Cubs until midseason.
Vizcaino had Tommy John surgery last March and has started throwing bullpen sessions, but the Cubs will bring him along slowly. "[The ball is] coming out of his hand pretty good," Sveum said. "He's a middle-of-the-season-type guy. He'll be ready in the middle of the season."
Arodys Vizcaino SP CHC Feb 25 '13
Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.
It will be his first since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March. Vizcaino won't be used during spring training but should be healthy enough to appear in games early on during the 2013 season. He'll begin the year in the minors.