The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder. This is Vizcaino’s second time in the last three weeks that shoulder issues have forced a DL stint.
Apparently Vizcaino came in before today’s game and told the team that he couldn’t go because of his shoulder was sore.
Vizcaino came to #Braves officials late before today's game and said he couldn't go, shoulder sore. That's why Snitker hadn't mentioned it in pre-game session with reporters; he didn't know at the time.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) July 14, 2018
The Braves activated Peter Moylan from the disabled list to take Vizcaino’s spot on the active roster.
Vizcaino has pitched well this season appearing in 33 games allowing six runs over 32.2 innings. However, the shoulder issue has limited his availability of late. Since returning from the DL on July 3, Vizcaino has made just three appearances throwing three scoreless innings. The All-Star break will provide an avenue for him to get some rest without missing games but this clearly is a red flag for a bullpen that has been suspect of late.
Moylan went on the disabled list back on July 2 due to a forearm strain. He has a 4.85 ERA in 36 appearances so far this season.