The right-hander pitched in four games this season, allowing just one run over four innings of work. This injury has enhanced the Braves' faithful calling for the team to bring back free agent closer Craig Kimbrel, who began his career with the organization. Talks of this had already started even before Vizcaino went down, and rumors are that Kimbrel is "very close" to making a decision on where he will sign for the 2019 season.
Kimbrel spent last season winning the World Series with the Boston Red Sox, but has surprisingly gone unsigned through the winter and Spring Training. The Braves' want for him in their bullpen turned in to a need, as they rank 24th in the majors early on this season with a 5.43 bullpen ERA. They are also 25th in the majors with just two saves, including A.J. Minter going 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA. Atlanta has stuck with him to replace Vizcaino so far, despite him giving up three runs in Tuesday's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. All the cards have been inconsistent for the Braves, but may be lining up for a Kimbrel return to Atlanta.