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Arodys Vizcaino to pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews

Mar 15, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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Dr. James Andrews probably wonders why no one ever pays him a visit for lunch. Or to watch a game. Or to just have a nice cold glass  of sweet tea on his porch on one of those hot Alabama summer days. It’s always bad news. Sigh.

The latest visitor: Braves’ righty Arodys Vizcaino who is going to be evaluated by Andrews on Monday.  Which probably puts the kibosh on any notions that he’ll be in the Braves’ bullpen to break camp.

Vizcaino — who came to Atlanta from New York in the Javier Vazquez trade in December 2009 — was diagnosed with elbow inflammation last week. And in 2010 he missed time with a partial tear in his elbow. So this is fairly troubling.

  1. El Bravo - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Oh I do declare I’ve come down with a case of the vapors y’all.

  2. phatnate - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    The Braves are imploding…I am in Atlanta…Something is seriously wrong with the Braves chemistry..

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      I am in Illinois…and I am wondering what in the world you’re talking about.

  3. belichickee - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    The good doctor actually operates out of Gulf Breeze, Florida now :)

  4. Tim's Neighbor - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Glad they signed Moylan back! Wonder if JJ Hoover starts seeing more time.

  5. natstowngreg - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    A report of someone’s elbow hurting is followed too often by a visit with Dr. Andrews or Dr. Yocum. Followed closely by scheduled TJS. That’s how it happened with Jordan Zimmermann. I hope Vizcaino can avoid it, but he would join the long line of TJS patients. On the positive side, many pitchers have proven that TJS doesn’t need to ruin one’s career.

  6. Walk - Mar 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    I thought he was headed to tommy john surgery last year. That was the first time i have seen sonmeone diagnosed with his injury get better with rest and return to form. So there is some hope but considering braves young pitching depth and his age he may better be served having the procedure now.

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