Carle, whom Snitker once called the team’s pitching MVP earlier in the year, will throw a live batting practice Sunday and will embark on a rehab assignment next week. The righty adds length to the bullpen and posted a 3.15 ERA in 54-1/3 innings.
The 26-year-old had only four innings under his belt entering the season. He had a 41:23 strikeout-to-walk ratio while limiting opponents to a .228 average. He was placed on the DL with shoulder inflammation Aug. 7.
Vizcaino, also sidelined by shoulder inflammation, hadn’t pitched since July 11. He began throwing in mid-August and could start a rehab outing by the end of next week. Snitker said Vizcaino likely would require just an inning of work.
Formerly the Braves closer, Vizcaino owns a 1.65 ERA with 15 saves over 32-2/3 innings. He struck out 34 and walked 12 with opposing batters hitting just .210 off him. A.J. Minter has since taken over closer duties, but Vizcaino could join Brad Brach as a primary late-inning option.
Gwinnett’s season ends Sept. 3. Each reliever is expected back before mid-September, if not much sooner.