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Arodys Vizcaino Injury Update: Braves Pitcher Will Have Elbow Examined On Monday

The Atlanta Braves are currently struggling in Spring Training, but it now appears as though one of their pitchers is experiencing some pre-season medical woes.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been diagnosed with ulnar neuritis in his elbow, but requires further examination. The player will have his elbow looked at by a doctor on Monday.

O'Brien followed up by saying that Vizcaino partially tore the ulnar collateral ligament in question back in 2010. At that time, the ligament was allowed to heal without surgery.

Vizcaino was called up to the Braves in August of 2011 and made his MLB debut as a reliever. His current MLB stats are a 1-1 record, with 4.67 ERA and 17 strikeouts. He is considered to be among the top prospects in the Braves system.

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