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Braves place closer Vizcaino on DL with sore right shoulder

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

The decision on Vizcaino was made before Sunday's game against Baltimore after the right-hander had been unavailable to pitch in the first two games of the series due to shoulder soreness. The move was made retroactive to Thursday.

Vizcaino is 2-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 15 saves in 17 opportunities.

The Braves selected the contract of right-hander Evan Phillips from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he was 4-4 with a 2.31 ERA in 26 games, all in relief.

One option to close games while Vizcaino is on the DL is hard-throwing left-hander A.J. Minter, who has two saves.


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Updated June 24, 2018

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