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Braves Place Arodys Vizcaino On DL

In a move that could take away a bit of intrigue from the trade deadline, the Braves have announced the placement of closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list. The right-hander left the Braves’ game against the Rockies on Friday after just three pitches because of an oblique injury. Atlanta has activated left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty from the DL to take Vizcaino’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves put closer Vizcaino on DL with right oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed struggling closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Vizcaino left Friday's 11-2 loss to Colorado after throwing three pitches in the ninth. It was his first appearance since he missed four straight games with an infection on his right elbow. Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated that Jim...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arodys Vizcaino will be placed on 15-day DL with oblique injury

After exiting last night’s game after only three pitches, Arodys Vizcaino will be heading to the DL with a right oblique strain. The Braves had a rough night against the Rockies on Friday, with the biggest blow being a potential oblique injury to the closer, Arodys Vizcaino. This was after Vizcaino sat out for nine days following an elbow issue, so it’s been a rough week and...
Via Talking Chop
7 days ago

Arodys Vizcaino injury: Braves reliever to be re-evaluated on Saturday

Arodys Vizcaino will be re-evlauated on Saturday and could be headed to the disabled list. Arodys Vizcaino left Friday’s loss to the Colorado Rockies after throwing just three pitches due to what appeared to be an oblique injury. Brian Snitker told reporters following the game that Vizcaino will be re-evaluated by the team on Saturday and could be headed to the disabled list....
Via Talking Chop
7 days ago

Braves closer Vizcaino suffers oblique injury

The Atlanta Braves may be without Arodys Vizcaino for a period of time as the right-handed closer exited their 11-2 home loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday with an apparent injury to a muscle in his side. Vizcaino began the ninth inning for Atlanta and was greeted rudely as DJ LeMahieu’s grounder on the first pitch of the frame was misplayed by second baseman Jace Peterson...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 days ago

Atlanta Braves lose 11-2 to Colorado Rockies, Arodys Vizcaino injured

Seemingly nothing went right for the Braves on Friday night. Felow Talking Chop writer Scott Coleman said it best. Former Braves trade chip Lucas Harrell, July 11-15 — Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) July 16, 2016 Things simply did not go well for Lucas Harrell on Friday night, as the Atlanta Braves lost 11-2 to the Colorado Rockies in the teams' first game out of...
Via Talking Chop
7 days ago

Five unheralded trade chips that can impact MLB pennant races

Throughout the summer, we’ll hear a lot of talk about big names potentially being on the move. Even if no real hot rumors emerge, guys like Ryan Braun and Carlos Gonzalez will get people talking. But you don’t need to be a superstar to make a big impact. Every year, smaller acquisitions make huge impacts on the the playoff races and the actual postseason. They get our attention...
Via Sportsnaut
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Vizcaino gets 1-year deal for $897,500

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves settled their last potential salary arbitration case, reaching a one-year deal with reliever Arodys Vizcaino for $897,500 on Friday. The 25-year-old righty made $575,000 last season. He went 3-1 with nine saves and a 1.60 ERA in 36 games. Atlanta got Vizcaino from the Chicago Cubs after the 2014 season in a trade for infielder Tommy La Stella.
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Vizcaino hit with 80-game PED suspension

Vizcaino was acquired for Tommy La Stella this winter and expected to be a prominent figure in the new Braves bullpen. Atlanta Braves’ relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was suspended Thursday for testing positive for PED use in violation of the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Vizcaino will serve an 80-game, unpaid suspension beginning with the regular...
Via BravesWire
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves' Arodys Vizcaino suspended 80 game after PED positive

  Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. The suspension was announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday, three days after the Braves optioned the 24-year-old right-hander to Triple-A Gwinnett. He was acquired from the Chicago Cubs in November for second baseman Tommy La Stella...
Via Associated Press
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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