Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino fulfilled with the media at Chop Fest on Jan. 19 at SunTrust Park. In the interview, he talked about the standing of his shoulder and his goals for the coming time. The interview was edited for brevity.
Q: So the last time we saw you, you had been wholesome adequate to throw in the postseason, and you’ve been throwing listed here this wintertime. Do you have a emotion that your shoulder is considerably much better than it was last calendar year?
A: I’ve thrown a pair times, and it feels superior. I’ll see how it feels, and I’ll see how I can do in spring instruction.
Q: Did they have to check it out, an MRI or just about anything to make confident every thing was superior?
A: Yeah, I did one ahead of I went to the Dominican (Republic) … and every thing feels best.
Q: What do you feel went improper last calendar year, I suggest why did it begin bothering you so considerably? Do you feel there was a great deal of use early in the time that impacted that?
A: I don’t know. … With any luck , this calendar year it feels way much better.
Q: When you search at that bullpen as it is manufactured appropriate now, do you feel they have to have to make any additions?
A: I feel we have a pretty superior younger bullpen, I’m nevertheless younger. We have a great deal of younger fellas in there, and Darren O’Day who is a veteran. So I sense we have a fairly superior group for this calendar year.
Q: Is it your target to be re-create your self as the closer? Is that what you want, to get back again to that entire-time part?
A: Yeah, which is what I want. I want to be a closer for the crew.
Q: Do you feel listening to about the Braves remaining fascinated in other closers sort of provides you fireplace to go back again and reclaim that spot as yours?
A: No, I don’t feel that. I just want to pitch. I just want to be in the video game, no matter if it is in the ninth inning, eighth or seventh, I just want to pitch.
Q: Does it nevertheless sense like you are younger? Since you have been by means of a great deal, trades and accidents.
A: Yeah, I’m nevertheless younger, I’m 28.
Q: Which of the younger fellas, specially down the stretch and in the playoffs, impressed you with the Braves?
A: Touki (Toussaint). He’s pretty superior, impressed me a great deal.
Q: Do you feel he could be superior in either part, starter or reliever?
A: Yeah, I feel he’s a pretty superior starter. But when we comes out of the bullpen, he’s pretty superior, far too.