25 Facts About Arodys Vizcaino


Arodys Vizcaino was born on November 13,1990 and is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.

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Arodys Vizcaino has previously played in MLB for the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.

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Originally signed by the New York Yankees as an international free agent in 2007, Vizcaino was traded to the Atlanta Braves after the 2009 season, and made his MLB debut in 2011.

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Arodys Vizcaino was traded to the Chicago Cubs during the 2012 season and traded back to the Braves for Tommy La Stella after the 2014 season.

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Arodys Vizcaino signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent on July 2,2007.

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Arodys Vizcaino was traded from the Yankees to the Atlanta Braves with Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn, and $500,000 in exchange for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan on December 23,2009.

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Arodys Vizcaino did not pitch for the rest of the season, ending with a 2.

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In 2011, Arodys Vizcaino began the season with the Single-A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League, but was promoted to the Double-A Mississippi Braves of the Southern League and Triple-A Gwinnett Braves of the International League later that season.

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Arodys Vizcaino was called up to the majors for the first time on August 10,2011.

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Arodys Vizcaino made his MLB debut that day, pitching in relief, walking two batters and hitting another in the ninth inning.

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On March 20,2012, Arodys Vizcaino underwent Tommy John surgery causing him to miss the rest of the 2012 season.

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On July 30,2012, Arodys Vizcaino was traded along with right-handed pitcher Jaye Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson.

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Arodys Vizcaino started the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list still recovering from the Tommy John surgery he previously had and was expected to return after the All-Star break.

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However, Arodys Vizcaino required arthroscopic surgery on his elbow in May, and required the remainder of the 2013 season to rehabilitate.

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Arodys Vizcaino returned in 2014 and was called up to the majors in September, when rosters expanded.

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On March 30,2015, Arodys Vizcaino was optioned to Gwinnett Braves of the International League.

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Arodys Vizcaino was suspended for the first eighty games of the 2015 minor league season after testing positive for stanozolol in April.

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Arodys Vizcaino finished the season recording nine saves for the Braves.

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Arodys Vizcaino was eligible for arbitration for the first time following the 2015 season.

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Arodys Vizcaino agreed to a one-year contract worth $897,500 on January 15,2016, before hearings were slated to begin.

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Arodys Vizcaino started the season well recording six saves and a 1.

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Three weeks into the 2019 season, Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the 10-day injured list due to problems with his right shoulder.

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Arodys Vizcaino spent the 2021 season with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets.

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On January 13,2022, Arodys Vizcaino signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.

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Arodys Vizcaino's fastball has been recorded as fast as 101 miles per hour.

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