Arodys Vizcaino, Relief Pitcher, Atlanta Braves, #38
Date of Birth: 11/13/1990
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Current Salary: $1,550,000
Arodys Vizcaino, relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, first signed with the New York Yankees in 2007. He was traded to the Braves on December 22, 2009. He played in the minor leagues from 2008 through part of 2011, joining the Braves for 17 games in 2011.
Vizcaino had Tommy John surgery in March, 2012, and he missed the entire season. The Braves traded him to the Chicago Cubs on July 30, 2012. The following season, he again didn't play, spending the season on the DL recovering from Tommy John surgery and from arthroscopic elbow surgery. In 2014, he pitched just 5.0 innings in 5 games with the Cubs.
Vizcaino was traded back to the Braves on November 16, 2014. He missed 80 games in 2015 due to a suspension for steroid use. He finished the season with a 3-1 record, 9 saves, 37 strikeouts to 13 walks, and a 1.60 ERA in 33.2 innings in 36 games. On January 15, 2016, he signed a new, one-year, $897,500 contract with the Braves.
Vizcaino finished the 2016 season with a 4.42 ERA in 43 games. He had 1 win to 4 losses, 10 saves, and 50 strikeouts to 26 walks in 38.2 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Vizcaino through 2016 include:
- 101 games played
- 94.2 innings pitched
- 19 saves
- 108 strikeouts to 51 walks
- 3.52 ERA