ATLANTA -- While the Braves are exploring the possibility of adding a right-handed reliever before Sunday's Trade Deadline passes, they have also set up the possibility that highly regarded pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino could be a part of their Major League bullpen before this season expires.
Vizcaino was promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday and will spend the next couple weeks attempting to prove he can be productive and handle the rigors of serving as a reliever. The 20-year-old right-hander served as a starter before the organization moved him to Double-A Mississippi's bullpen last week.
As Vizcaino gets familiar with a relief role, the Braves plan to see how he reacts to things like pitching on back-to-back days.
Blessed with a high-powered fastball and good curveball, which has improved as he has created more consistency with his arm speed, Vizcaino has combined for 92 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .222 batting average in 90 innings with Class A Advanced Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi this year.