“It was something the doctors thought we were risking a little bit if we kept running him out there and not taking care of it,” Snitker said. “We’ve got a lot of ballgames to play when we come back and he’s a big, big part of what we have to do. It was just a good opportunity with the four days of the All-Star break to sit him down and get him right.”
Vizcaino’s 2.38 ERA over 37 games leads all Braves relievers and had a 1.44 ERA over his past 27 appearances (25 innings). Snitker generally has used Vizcaino in a late innings set-up role. He said he would “mix and match” relievers for the role with right-hander Jose Ramirez likely the top option.