Arodys Vizcaino May Pitch in the Arizona Fall League

arodys_vizcainoIt has been a bad year for recovery from Tommy John surgery. Prior to this season, it seemed that the recovery was becoming routine. Twelve to fourteen months after, most pitchers seemed to be back in the majors and doing OK. 2013? Not so much. Ryan Madson, Cory Luebke, Daniel HudsonScott Baker, Joe Wieland, Neftali Feliz, Kyle Drabek, and Arodys Vizcaino are all behind that timetable, and Hudson has undergone a second procedure. Cubs Senior VP of Scouting and Player Development Jason McLeod was on Keith Law's podcast yesterday and talked about, among other things, his disappointment in Vicaino's setback. McLeod mentioned that the Arizona Fall League was a possibility for the righty, whom the Cubs acquired for Paul Maholm in a deal with the Braves last year. Interestingly, McLeod was noncommittal when Keith suggested that Vizcaino would head to the bullpen at least temporarily to build back his arm strength. It's safe to say the Cubs haven't yet ruled out Vizcaino as a future member of the rotation.