• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Braves RP Arodys Vizcaino nails down eighth save on Tuesday

    Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino recorded his eighth save in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Nationals, pitching a scoreless ninth while surrendering two hits and striking out a batter.Vizcaino made things interesting in the ninth by surrendering consecutive singles to Jayson Werth and Clint Robinson to open the inning, but ultimately was able to strike out the red-hot Matt den Dekker to secure the victory. It was the fourth consecutive successful save opportunity for Vizcaino, and his seventh straight scoreless outing.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Braves RP Arodys Vizcaino claims sixth save in win Saturday

    Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino earned his sixth save in a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Phillies, working a scoreless ninth inning in which he surrendered one hit and struck out two. Vizcaino is 6-for-7 in save opportunities for the Braves since being announced as the team's closer on July 31, and he now has five whiffs over the last two innings. Saturday's outing was also the third consecutive scoreless effort for the 24-year-old righty after having given up five runs (four earned) in just 2/3 innings in the two appearances prior. The Braves appear to have made a prudent move in allowing Vizcaino to garner valuable experience in late-inning pressure situations in the closing weeks of a forgettable 2015 campaign, as he appears to slowing be developing into their closer of the future.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Braves P Arodys Vizcaino lights-out in turning lights out on Rockies

    Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino will eventually give up a run. But opposing batters must be wondering when. Vizcaino continued his tremendous roll Monday by shutting down Colorado for his fourth save since assuming the closer job. He retired the Rockies in order in the ninth. The right-hander has not been scored upon over his last 13 2/3 innings covering 14 appearances. His ERA has shrunk to a microscopic 0.48.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Braves' Arodys Vizcaino saves third game of year

    Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino earned his third save in the last eight days, Friday against Arizona. Vizcaino earned his first career save on August 6. He pitched a perfect ninth inning on Friday to protect a one-run lead. Vizcaino had his 11th straight outing without allowing a run.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Braves' Arodys Vizcaino saves second game of year

    Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino pitched a scoreless ninth, Friday against Miami, to earn his second save of the year. Vizcaino has earned saves in his last two outings and hasn't given up a run in his last nine appearances.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Arodys Vizcaino earns first save as closer for Braves

    It took nearly a week after Arodys Vizcaino was declared the new closer for the Braves for a save situation to crop up. It finally did in a one-run game Thursday against Miami and he was up to the task. Vizcaino allowed a one-out single to Ichiro Suzuki, but retired Adeiny Hechavarria and Tomas Telis to close it out for his first career save. He has allowed just one run in 12 2/3 innings this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Arodys Vizcaino to serve as Braves closer following Jim Johnson trade

    After the trade of Jim Johnson to the Dodgers, Arodys Vizcaino will serve as the Braves closer, according to MLB.com. The 24-year-old right-hander has not recorded a save in his MLB career. He is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 10 appearances (nine innings) in 2015. He has eight strikeouts and four walks. Vizcaino missed the start of the season while serving an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Braves' Jim Johnson inherits closer role, Vizcaino could be next

    When Braves closer Jason Grilli suffered a season-ending Achilles rupture on Saturday, teammate Jim Johnson inherited his closer role. Now, since Johnson has been subject to trade rumors the closer role could eventually be passed down again to Arodys Vizcaino, per MLB.com. Johnson (2-3) has a 2.09 ERA with 31 strikeouts and 14 walks in 43 innings this season, while Vizcaino has thrown just three innings since being recalled from Triple-A earlier this week.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Braves recall pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, David Carpenter

    The Braves promoted pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and David Carpenter from Triple-A following Sunday's loss to the Phillies, the team announed. Vizcaino had a a 5.40 ERA in five innings of work for the Cubs last season, while Carpenter has a career 5.23 ERA in 43 innings.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Braves' Arodys Vizcaino completes suspension, sent to Triple-A

    Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, who has finished serving an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, has completed his rehab assignment and been activated off the restricted list. He has been added to the roster at Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander made six appearances between Class A Rome and Double-A Mississippi on his rehab assignment. He posted a 3.86 ERA, while striking out 11 in seven innings.