The team will continue using A.J. Minter in the ninth-inning role, alongside a bevy of other candidates, including Chad Sobotka, Wes Parsons and Jesse Biddle, who could get looks in the role.
“It’s been bothering him,” Snitker said. “We kept waiting for his velocity to spike. Thought maybe once he got in the real games it would. But I think when he was warming up last night, he couldn’t do it anymore.”
When healthy, Vizcaino has been a crucial piece at the back of the bullpen. Across 2017-18, he produced a 2.54 ERA with 30 saves in 101 games. He missed significant time last season with shoulder issues, but the Braves elected to retain him with a $4.8 million tender.