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Braves place Arodys Vizcaino on 10-day DL

June 10, 2106: Atlanta Braves Pitcher Arodys Vizcaino (38) [7745] during a game between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire)
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The Atlanta Braves have placed right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list with a right finger strain, retroactive to July 3. Taking his place on the 25-man roster is right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler, whom the team has called up from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Vizcaino has made 37 appearances out of relief for Atlanta this season, posting a 3-2 record with a 2.38 ERA. He owns a career-best 1.088 WHIP and has struck out 39 batters in 34 innings of work, while also adding two saves this season. Barring an injury that sidelines him for a prolonged period of time, he will set a new career high in innings pitched this season, as he is just five innings of work away.

The erratic career of Vizcaino continued over the previous two seasons. He put himself back on the map in 2015 when he posted a 1.60 ERA in 36 appearances with the Braves, before finishing 2016 with four losses and a 4.42 ERA.

Vizcaino made his major league debut with Atlanta all the way back in 2011 as a 20-year-old. After those 17 appearances, he would not make it back to the major league level until the 2014 year as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

He first signed with the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in July 2007 out of Yaguate, Dominican Republic.

Wisler is headed back up to the Braves roster, having made seven appearances (one start) with the team this year. In 15 innings of work, he has allowed 11 earned runs. The past two seasons, Wisler made 45 starts as a member of the Atlanta rotation.

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