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Vizcaino has setback in recovery from surgery

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CHICAGO -- Cubs pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, on the 60-day disabled list rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, underwent an arthroscopic debridement (removal of damaged tissue) on his right elbow.

Vizcaino, ranked by MLB.com as the Cubs' No. 5 prospect, was feeling some discomfort after his throwing sessions and was not recovering well, so he was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who found a calcium buildup and performed the procedure. The problem is not related to the Tommy John surgery Vizcaino had, and the Cubs say Andrews found the ligaments were in good shape.

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The right-hander, who the Cubs acquired at the Trade Deadline last July from the Braves in the Paul Maholm deal, will not pick up a baseball for six weeks.

Vizcaino, 22, has pitched in the big leagues, appearing in 17 games in relief for the Braves in 2011.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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