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Royals sign former Braves closer to a minor-league deal

Earlier today, the Royals added Arodys Vizcaino to their organization by inking him to a minor-league deal.

Vizcaino last pitched in the majors for the Braves in 2019 but was shutdown after just four appearances with an arm injury. Before that, though, he was an ultra-reliable closer for Atlanta. In five total seasons with the Braves, he posted a 2.77 ERA.

The stuff has always been there for Vizcaino, whose fastball sat in the upper 90s, but health unfortunately has not. Since 2019, Vizcaino has only appeared in ten games. Seven of those came last season in AAA with the Mets organization, and three have come in the Dominican Winter League since then. His numbers are promising, so this could end up being a worthwhile pickup for the Royals. I would love to see Vizcaino pick up where he left off in the majors. He’s still only 31-years-old, so there is plenty of time for him to complete the come back.

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