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Team W-L L10 STRK
50-30 5-5 W2
46-34 6-4 L1
42-38 6-4 W1
38-40 6-4 W5
29-53 4-6 L5

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 5.01 25 4 1.20

Top Victor Arano News

  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Cleared for rehab assignment

    Arano (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at the Nationals' spring training site in West Palm Beach, Fla. this week, Jessica Camerato of reports.

    Arano has been sidelined since June 6 with a bone bruise and inflammation in his left knee. Before sustaining the injury, he had been one of the Nationals' more reliable setup options, pitching to a 5.01 ERA (2.73 FIP) and 1.20 WHIP while gathering four holds and one save across 23.1 innings. Assuming he endures no setbacks in his recovery from the knee injury during his rehab assignment, Arano could have a chance at making it back from the 15-day injured list in the final week before the All-Star break.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Completes 'light' bullpen session

    Arano (knee) tossed 20 pitches Monday in what Nationals manager Dave Martinez described as a "light" bullpen session, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Arano should ramp up the intensity of his throwing in his subsequent workouts, but his ability to get back on the mound in any capacity is a good sign after he had been shut down from throwing for about two weeks due to the inflammation and bone bruise in his left knee. Before the injury shelved him, Arano had started to gain traction in the late innings for Washington. He maintains an unremarkable 5.01 ERA on the season, but a 22.1 K-BB% and 2.41 SIERA are better indicators of how well he's pitched across his 24 relief appearances.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Shut down with bone bruise

    Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Arano was diagnosed with a "bad bone bruise" in his left knee, and the right-hander isn't expected to start a throwing program within the next two weeks, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Arano landed on the injured list Monday and is eligible to be activated June 21, but he's set to be sidelined beyond the 15-day minimum. The right-hander doesn't have a clear recovery timeline, but he isn't likely to return until July at the earliest.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Placed on 15-day IL

    Arano was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday with left knee inflammation.

    Arano left Sunday's contest early after taking a spill trying to field a ground ball. He will now be away from the team for at least 15 days as he nurses the injury. Dee Strange-Gordon was activated off the paternity list Monday, filling Arano's roster spot, but the Nationals will likely look to call up an arm from Triple-A Rochester in the coming days.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Exits with lower-body injury

    Arano left Sunday's game against the Reds with a lower-body injury, Andrew Golden of the Washington Post reports.

    He tried to field a groundball and fell down awkwardly before walking off under his own power, albeit with a limp. The team should soon provide an official injury designation for Arano.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Notches first save of season

    Arano worked a perfect 10th inning Wednesday to record his first save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Marlins.

    The right-hander didn't walk or strike out anyone and needed only nine pitches (six strikes) to get through the heart of Miami's order. Arano is having a solid comeback this season after not pitching in the majors since 2019, posting a 4.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 22:4 K:BB through 16.2 innings with two holds, and he could begin to see more consistent high-leverage work in a Nationals bullpen that remains unsettled.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Pitch mix fueling success

    Arano credits his success early this season to reducing usage of his four-seam fastball in favor of his sinker and slider, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The 27-year-old right-hander has emerged as a viable high-leverage arm for the Nationals, posting a 14:1 K:BB through his first nine innings this year with a 2.00 ERA and two holds. Arano had some success with the Phillies in 2018, but injuries the following season derailed his career until he got another chance with Washington this spring. If he can stay healthy, he could provide some stability to a Nats bullpen that desperately needs it.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Picks up first hold

    Arano gave up a hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning Sunday to record his first hold of the season in a loss to the Pirates.

    The 27-year-old right-hander took over for Patrick Corbin in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and one out, and while Arano allowed two of those inherited runners to score, his own line remained clean. He hadn't pitched in the majors since 2019 prior to breaking camp in the Nationals' bullpen, but he's put together a strong start to the year with a 2.84 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 10:0 K:BB through 6.1 innings. With roles in the Washington 'pen still in flux, Arano could work his way into a consistent setup gig before long.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Makes Opening Day roster

    Arano will break camp in the big-league bullpen, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Arano came to camp on a minor-league deal but impressed enough to earn a roster spot. He hasn't thrown a major-league inning since 2019, due at least partially to injuries, but he's just 27 years old and has a 2.65 ERA in 74.2 career MLB frames.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Joins Nationals

    Arano signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals on Wednesday, according to the MLB transaction log.

    Arano spent the entire 2021 season in Atlanta's organization at Triple-A Gwinnett. He threw 36 effective innings, punching out 45 and walking 15. If Arano can maintain that form in 2022, he should push for a bullpen role with the big-league club.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Stays with organization

    Atlanta outrighted Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday after he cleared waivers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Arano posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in seven innings for Gwinnett before Atlanta cast him off its 40-man roster Friday. The 26-year-old posted a 2.73 ERA and gathered 10 holds in 60 appearances for the Phillies in 2018, but he hasn't re-emerged as a big-league-caliber reliever since undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in May 2019.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: DFA'd by Atlanta

    Arano was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Friday.

    The 26-year-old had a two-day stint in the majors in May without seeing game action, and he's now lost his spot on the 40-man roster. Arano last saw extended run in the big leagues with the Phillies in 2018 and posted a 2.73 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 60:17 K:BB over 59.1 innings, but he's pitched in only three games over the past two seasons.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Returns to minor-league ranks

    Atlanta optioned Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

    Arano went unused during his first call-up period of the season, which lasted all of two days. The right-hander should fill a key role in the Gwinnett bullpen while he's with the affiliate, but Arano should be the near the top of the list for a promotion if Atlanta requires a reliever at any point.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Joins big-league bullpen

    Arano was recalled by Atlanta on Saturday.

    Arano showed high-leverage potential in his first two seasons in the majors in 2017 and 2018, posting a 2.57 ERA and 3.13 FIP in 70 innings of work, but he battled elbow issues in 2019 and shoulder troubles in 2020, throwing just 4.2 innings. Still just 26 years old, Arano may still possess his former promise, but the fact that Atlanta kept him in the minors for over a month to start the year suggests expectations should be modest for now.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Optioned to minors

    Arano (visa issues) was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of reports.

    The 26-year-old was a late arrival to spring training due to visa issues, but he gave up four runs over two spring innings before being optioned. Arano last pitched in the majors during 2019 with 4.2 frames for the Phillies.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Delayed by visa issues

    Arano's arrival at camp has been delayed by visa issues, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    A handful of players have faced similar delays as international travel remains complicated due to the coronavirus pandemic. The delay should wind up nothing more than a minor blip in a fairly long run of misfortune for the 26-year-old, who owns a career 2.65 ERA in 74.2 innings of relief at the highest level but threw just 4.2 frames in 2019 and none in 2020 while dealing with arm troubles. Arano flashed high-leverage promise before those issues began, though Atlanta will likely be happy if he merely bounces back as a serviceable middle reliever.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Claimed by Atlanta

    Arano was claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Arano was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Monday, but he'll find a spot on Atlanta's 40-man roster ahead of spring training. The right-hander didn't make a major-league appearance in 2020 while recovering from elbow and shoulder surgeries, but he could compete for an Opening Day roster spot in 2021. He posted a 2.81 ERA and 67:19 K:BB over 64 innings during 63 relief appearances in 2018 and 2019, but it's not yet clear where his velocity is following his procedures.

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  • Phillies' Victor Arano: Dropped from 40-man roster

    The Phillies designated Arano for assignment Monday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Arano's removal from the 40-man roster clears a spot for infielder C.J. Chatham, whom the Phillies acquired from the Red Sox in a corresponding transaction. After he posted a 2.73 ERA while striking out 60 over 59.1 innings in his age-23 season in 2018, Arano looked like he might be a long-term piece in the Philadelphia bullpen, but the right-hander has struggled with elbow and shoulder injuries over the last two seasons. If he can show improved velocity and command at spring training, Arano could still have an outside shot at making the Phillies' Opening Day roster.

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  • Phillies' Victor Arano: Struggling to regain velocity

    Arano (shoulder) is throwing regularly at the Phillies' alternate training site in Lehigh Valley, but he's struggled to regain velocity since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in May 2019, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

    The elbow surgery sidelined Arano for the remainder of the 2019 campaign, but he was on track to be fully healthy for spring training before he experienced shoulder soreness in offseason workouts. Though MLB's extended hiatus provided extra time for Arano's shoulder to heal up, he wasn't able to throw regularly during the break and had to be eased along slowly in summer camp. Once he was cleared for intrasquad games, Arano's fastball sat around 90 to 91 miles per hour, about two or three ticks below his pre-surgery velocity. The Phillies are lacking in reliable bullpen arms at the big-league level, but until Arano's velocity picks up and he's able to dominate against minor-league hitters in Lehigh Valley, he likely won't be in line for a promotion.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R