Mets Ink Former Braves’ Closer Arodys Vizcaino to Minor League Deal


Which MLB team can say it doesn’t need a surplus of pitching? Not many. 

Sticking to the old adage of ‘you can never have enough quality arms,’ the New York Mets, with the bevy of injuries to pitchers last season, today went out and signed minor league free agent reliever Arodys Vizcaino (one of 11; invite nine spring training), per multiple sports media outlets.  

Mets sign Arodys Vizcaino to minor league contract.

Vizcaino hasn’t climbed a MLB hill since April 7, 2019, after which he underwent shoulder surgery.

But the former Atlanta Braves’ closer has enjoyed success with the team, posting a 13-11 record with 3.01 ERA and 50 saves in 194 1/3 frames in 206 games in seven years with the club. 

While the Mets will need more quality arms to solidify their bullpen, this is move could wind up being a low-risk, high-reward return for the team if Vizcaino returns to his pre-injury form. 

— Jerry Del Priore 

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