Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:08:56 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he's not sure who his closer is right now. RP Pedro Strop won't be available Thursday, April 24, after throwing 31 pitches Wednesday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Not surprising -- no one has stepped up. Hector Rondon has been better than Strop, but Chicago seems to favor using him in setup spots. That could change soon, and he's a decent speculation. Maybe later in the season, Arodys Vizcaino and Kyuji Fujikawa (Tommy John surgery) could chime in, but it's looking like Jose Veras has a solid chance to work his way back into favor. Check if he's available.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:59:24 -0800
Chicago Cubs RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) threw one inning in an intrasquad game Wednesday, Feb. 26, walking two and allowing a hit. "I'm just hoping his health continues to not be an issue," manager Rick Renteria said. "His arm is live. (The ball) comes out of there pretty easy. It looks like he's using his secondary pitches in live (batting practice) the way he wants to. If he wants to bury a pitch he does it, if he wants to go off the corners he can."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:57:44 -0800
Chicago Cubs RPs Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) and Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) are both making progress after having Tommy John surgery. Fujikawa is throwing off flat ground, and Vizcaino is reportedly fully healthy.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:11:18 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have mutual interest in free-agent RP John Axford (Cardinals) as they look to shore up their closer situation this offseason. Executive Theo Epstein said he won't really know who the team's closer is until the offseason is over. Axford has reportedly heard from 14 teams this winter. The Cubs believe RP Pedro Strop has the stuff to close, and RPs Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) and Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) are recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Tue, 28 May 2013 14:59:52 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is dealing with a calcium buildup in his elbow and won't pitch again this season. He will undergo a debridement by Dr. James Andrews, and he could begin his rehab in six weeks.
Tue, 14 May 2013 20:03:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) will continue his rehab from Tommy John surgery with the Cubs, rather than in Arizona at the team's spring training facility. He joined the team Monday, May 13, but he is still a couple of weeks away from appearing in a game, according to manager Dale Sveum.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:07:35 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow), who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, was being examined by team doctors Monday, May 13.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:17:37 -0700
The Chicago Cubs claimed RP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, March 27, and placed RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Moscoso is in the mix for the final bullpen spot.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:11:41 -0800
Chicago Cubs RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) will not pitch in any spring training games and will open the season at extended spring training.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:48:25 -0800
Chicago Cubs P Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is making his way back from Tommy John surgery. He was able to throw for the team during the last road trip of the regular season in September, and at that time he appeared to be on schedule in his rehab. Vizcaino could be used in the bullpen or start at Triple-A Iowa.