Braves minor league pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino has been placed on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a partial tear in the ligament in his right elbow. An examination by Dr. Doug Murray in Atlanta determined Vizcaino does not need surgery.
Vizcaino will begin a rehabilitation program in Florida immediately and is expected to return to pitching in six weeks.
“We’ll send him to Orlando to rehab for a while,” Braves director of player development Kurt Kemp said. “Then we’ll see where we go.”
Vizcaino made his last start for Single-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, allowing one run in five innings at Potomac (Md.), and felt lingering soreness while throwing on the side, Kemp said.
Vizcaino, 19, who came over from the Yankees last winter in the Javier Vazquez trade, is one of the top pitching prospects in the Braves organization. He was 0-0 with a 4.61 ERA in three starts for Myrtle Beach after his promotion in early June. Prior to that, he went 9-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 12 starts for Rome.