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Braves call up phenom Arodys Vizcaino

Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:33 pm
 
Vizcaino

By Evan Brunell

The Braves called up Arodys Vizcaino from Triple-A, adding a shot in the arm to the bullpen as Atlanta fights for a postseason spot.

Vizcaino is just 20, but has risen four levels through the system, starting the year at high-Class A where he posted a 2.45 ERA in nine starts. In Double-A, he made eight starts and three relief appearances as the Braves started preparing him for a bullpen role as both a way to cap his innings and to bolster the major-league team.

For Double-A, Vizcaino registered a 3.81 ERA over 49 2/3 innings, then made six relief appearances for Triple-A and tossed seven innings, giving up seven hits and three runs, but just one earned. He struck out eight, allowing zero free passes. Across all three levels, he threw 97 innings, punching out an even 100 and walking just 28, sensational numbers for the righty.

Vizcaino was acquired prior to the 2010 season along with Michael Dunn and Melky Cabrera from the Yankees for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan. Vazquez imploded yet again in his second tour of duty in pinstripes, while Logan has been a serviceable reliever. Cabrera was a bust in Atlanta and Dunn was moved to Florida in the Dan Uggla trade, but Vizcaino is the prize of the deal. His impact could be significant -- think Francisco Rodriguez's dazzling run in 2002, which put K-Rod on the map.

While the Yankees would prefer to have Vizcaino back and throwing in their bullpen, New York is closing in on converting 20-year-old Manny Banuelos to a reliever for its own shot in the arm.

To make room for Vizcaino, the Braves released Scott Proctor, who racked up a 6.44 ERA in 29 1/3 innings,

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Braves call up phenom Arodys Vizcaino

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Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Braves call up phenom Arodys Vizcaino

To make room for Vizcaino, the Braves released , who racked up a 6.44 ERA in 29 1/3 innings,


Doesn't get much better than that Braves fans. Even if Vizcaino comes up and blows. He will get expierence which will be helpful since he is apart of our future. Unlike Proctor who shouldn't have a future at all. Good riddance Proctor, and fulfill your radio comments from a couple of months ago when you said you could find work elsewhere in the MLB. Good luck with that.



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Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Braves call up phenom Arodys Vizcaino

Yet another reason to hate Javier Vazquez. Him and Carl Pavano better watch their backs when they roll into the Bronx.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Braves call up phenom Arodys Vizcaino

Proctor just gave up way too many runs. He was a huge liability for the bullpen.



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:45 pm
 

Braves call up phenom Arodys Vizcaino

i think I speak for every Braves fan when I say, "Thank God Proctologist is gone." I've honestly never heard of Vizcaino, but if people are saying he's really good, I can't wait to see him in action. We desperately need bullpen help and he could be the answer.


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