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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SBNation: Hanstock: Arodys Vizcaino Injury Update: Braves Pitcher Out For Season With Tommy John Surgery

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Tuesday that Vizcaino has a torn ligament and has undergone Tommy John surgery. The operation will keep Vizcaino out for the year. The hope is that the pitcher will be ready to pitch again by Spring Training 2013.

Cross him off, then!

Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: March 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4085307)
That sucks. I guess Atlanta will have to rely on one of the other eleventy billion stud pitching prospects they have.
   2. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: March 20, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4085313)
Hudson (out until May at least from off-season back surgery)
Hanson (rotator cuff questions; recovering from a ST concussion)
Beachy
Jurrjens
Minor
Delgado
Teheran
Medlen

The ranks are thinning.
   3. Sweatpants Posted: March 20, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4085342)
Hudson (out until May at least from off-season back surgery)
Hanson (rotator cuff questions; recovering from a ST concussion)
Beachy
Jurrjens
Minor
Delgado
Teheran
Medlen

The ranks are thinning.
As far as 2012 goes, I think that Vizcaino was expected to contribute mostly out of the bullpen. Of course, it's nice to have bullpen depth, too; I don't have much of a problem with Fredi Gonzalez, but he clearly relied too heavily on O'Flaherty, Venters, and Kimbrel last season.
   4. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: March 20, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4085363)
Teheran and Vizcaino were both assumed to be returning to AAA to start. Delgado (just ahead of Teheran) is probably going to be the fifth starter until Hudson returns, though Medlen has inserted himself into that picture with some stellar starts. The problem is that Medlen is the fourth trusted arm out of the pen, and the lever to keep EOF, Venters and Kimbrel from being run into the ground again. Vizcaino's loss doesn't really impact Atlanta, per se, in 2012, so much as it's a set back for one of their top three arms.

Outside of EOF/Venters/Kimbrel/Medlen, Christhian Martinez, Jairo Ascensio and Anthony Vavaro might step into a larger role in the pen, with JJ Hoover down in AAA as needed.
   5. 92-93 Posted: March 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4085685)
Vizcaino was on the 40, so does this mean he burns a year of service time?
   6. Honkie Kong Posted: March 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4085691)
I hope they give Redmond a shot to start or trade him to a team that will. This injury might be serendipity. Might be more willing to try Vizcaino as a starter when he comes back

   7. Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!) Posted: March 22, 2012 at 01:24 PM (#4086802)
Vizcaino was on the 40, so does this mean he burns a year of service time?

I saw somewhere that it does. That may be the bigger problem for them; if he'd had the surgery last year (the article I read implied that he had elbow problems and chose the "rest" approach rather than surgery), he would have still been off the 40 man roster. Of course, unless he develops a third pitch, he'll be a reliever, and those are fungible anyway. So a loss of a year isn't a big deal.

If he can develop a third pitch, then he's more likely to be a stud starter, and that lost year is a much bigger deal.
   8. Randy Jones Posted: March 22, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4086805)
Vizcaino was on the 40, so does this mean he burns a year of service time?


No. MLB service time is time on the 25-man roster, not 40-man. This might waste an option year, that's all.
   9. flournoy Posted: March 22, 2012 at 01:37 PM (#4086815)
I know for sure that players on the disabled list accrue service time. I assume this applies to the 60-day DL (and thus players off the 40-man roster) as well as players on the 15-day DL.
   10. Randy Jones Posted: March 22, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4086854)
Checked the rules. If the player is on the 40-man roster and has MLB service time at all, then they must be put on the MLB DL and then will accrue service time. This does cover Vizcaino as he has service time.

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