Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
7 hours ago

Vizcaino will likely be used as the primary closer the rest of the way, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino allowed two runs on three hits Sept. 17, but he hasn't allowed a hit in his other three appearances since returning from a shoulder injury. He picked up a save in his most recent outing -- his first save since June 17. A.J. Minter had a decent run in June and July as Vizcaino's top replacement, but Minter has posted a 4.24 ERA and 1.47 WHIP since the start of August and it sounds like he's fallen out of favor with manager Brian Snitker.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
3 days ago

Vizcaino gave up no hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 16th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Phillies as the Braves clinched the National League East Division title.

EDGE Analysis

The righty converted his first save since June 17, and has now thrown three scoreless innings in four appearances since his return from the disabled list (shoulder). The 27-year-old figures to be an important part of the Atlanta late-inning relief crew in the postseason, and might get any save opportunities generated over the season's final week.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
1 week ago

Vizcaino threw a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Nationals, striking out one and walking one.

EDGE Analysis

It's clear that Vizcaino won't be immediately retaking his role as the Braves' closer after missing over two months with shoulder inflammation. It remains to be seen whether he'll require several more low-leverage appearances or if he'll be in contention for a save opportunity sometime soon.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
2 weeks ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino has been out since mid-July with right shoulder inflammation. Prior to the injury, he had posted a stellar 1.65 ERA with 15 saves in 33 appearances. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll immediately retake his closer position or if he'll have to fight A.J. Minter for it. Minter has been a capable deputy, posting a 3.36 ERA while saving 14 games, though he has a 7.71 ERA and a 2.00 FIP over his last seven appearances. Luiz Gohara (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
2 weeks ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) will toss a bullpen session Tuesday, and assuming everything goes as planned, he'll return from the disabled list Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino looked good in his minor-league rehab appearances at Low-A Rome, so this comes as no surprise. He's been on the disabled list since July 14 due to right shoulder inflammation, but he's finally healthy enough to contribute out of the bullpen. Although the Braves figure to slowly acclimate Vizcaino to big-league action, he'll likely settle into a high-leverage role.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
2 weeks ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning in each of Low-A Rome's playoff games over the past week.

EDGE Analysis

For someone with some control issues, it was good to see 15 of the 20 pitches he threw in those outings went for strikes. He also struck out two and didn't allow a single baserunner. Vizcaino seems to be rounding back into form, and given that all of the Braves' full-season affiliates' seasons have ended, it seems likely that the right-hander could return to the major-league bullpen fairly soon.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
3 weeks ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The move likely has no bearing on Vizcaino's expected return date, as he's already been out for nearly 60 days. He'll be eligible to return Sept. 10, which is approximately the time he was expected to return prior to the move, as his rehab stint is scheduled to start Sunday.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
4 weeks ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) will make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vizcaino hasn't pitched since July 11, so he may need to make a small handful of rehab appearances. With rosters expanding in September, however, the Braves could activate him before he's ready to pitch on back-to-back days, as they'll have more than enough arms in the pen to cover for him. It's unclear whether or not he'll be able to pry closing duties back from A.J. Minter upon his return.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
4 weeks ago

Vizcaino (shoulder) tossed a bullpen session Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Braves manager Brian Snitker relayed that Vizcaino is "feeling good now," but it remains unclear when the right-hander might be ready to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment. Since Vizcaino has been on the shelf since the All-Star break due to shoulder inflammation, he'll likely require at least a couple appearances in the minors before returning to the Atlanta bullpen. With A.J. Minter thriving as the Braves' interim closer, there's no guarantee Vizcaino will get his old job back once he's activated.

Arodys Vizcaíno
RP ATL
1 month ago

VIzcaino (shoulder) played catch Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic Atlanta reports.

EDGE Analysis

While this is an encouraging step for Vizcaino, he still needs to progress through the multiple stages of a throwing program before being cleared to rejoin the Braves sometime in September. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since July 14 with shoulder inflammation. A.J. Minter should continue to fill in as the team's closer in the meantime.