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2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 1 4.50 44 12 1.40

Top Victor Arano News

  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Reaches deal for 2023

    Arano agreed to a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Nationals on Friday to avoid arbitration, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    Arano made 43 appearances for the Nationals in 2022 and had a 4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 44:12 K:BB across 42 innings. The 27-year-old is likely to open 2023 in middle relief but could see high-leverage chances with a strong start to the campaign.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Shelved with shoulder strain

    The Nationals placed Arano on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain.

    Arano's placement on the IL is retroactive to Friday, making him eligible for activation as soon as Sept. 17 if his shoulder issue proves to be a minor concern. The right-hander had been sharp over his last seven relief appearances prior to landing on the IL, as he struck out 11 over 6.2 scoreless innings while allowing eight baserunners.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Shaky in return

    Arano (knee) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks without recording a strikeout in one inning during Friday's 10-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Arano's return after more than a six-week absence wasn't a great one, though an error by Maikel Franco extended the Diamondbacks' eighth-inning rally. Arano allowed only one baserunner while striking out five over three innings in three appearances with Triple-A Rochester after his rehab progressed past rookie ball. The right-hander has a 5.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB in 24.1 innings this year, but he'll likely handle mostly low-leverage work for now.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Activated from injured list

    Arano (knee) was activated from the injured list Friday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Arano missed over six weeks of action with the injury, but he completed a rehab assignment and is ready to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Cleared for rehab assignment

    Arano (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at the Nationals' spring training site in West Palm Beach, Fla. this week, Jessica Camerato of reports.

    Arano has been sidelined since June 6 with a bone bruise and inflammation in his left knee. Before sustaining the injury, he had been one of the Nationals' more reliable setup options, pitching to a 5.01 ERA (2.73 FIP) and 1.20 WHIP while gathering four holds and one save across 23.1 innings. Assuming he endures no setbacks in his recovery from the knee injury during his rehab assignment, Arano could have a chance at making it back from the 15-day injured list in the final week before the All-Star break.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Completes 'light' bullpen session

    Arano (knee) tossed 20 pitches Monday in what Nationals manager Dave Martinez described as a "light" bullpen session, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Arano should ramp up the intensity of his throwing in his subsequent workouts, but his ability to get back on the mound in any capacity is a good sign after he had been shut down from throwing for about two weeks due to the inflammation and bone bruise in his left knee. Before the injury shelved him, Arano had started to gain traction in the late innings for Washington. He maintains an unremarkable 5.01 ERA on the season, but a 22.1 K-BB% and 2.41 SIERA are better indicators of how well he's pitched across his 24 relief appearances.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Shut down with bone bruise

    Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Arano was diagnosed with a "bad bone bruise" in his left knee, and the right-hander isn't expected to start a throwing program within the next two weeks, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Arano landed on the injured list Monday and is eligible to be activated June 21, but he's set to be sidelined beyond the 15-day minimum. The right-hander doesn't have a clear recovery timeline, but he isn't likely to return until July at the earliest.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Placed on 15-day IL

    Arano was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday with left knee inflammation.

    Arano left Sunday's contest early after taking a spill trying to field a ground ball. He will now be away from the team for at least 15 days as he nurses the injury. Dee Strange-Gordon was activated off the paternity list Monday, filling Arano's roster spot, but the Nationals will likely look to call up an arm from Triple-A Rochester in the coming days.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Exits with lower-body injury

    Arano left Sunday's game against the Reds with a lower-body injury, Andrew Golden of the Washington Post reports.

    He tried to field a groundball and fell down awkwardly before walking off under his own power, albeit with a limp. The team should soon provide an official injury designation for Arano.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Notches first save of season

    Arano worked a perfect 10th inning Wednesday to record his first save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Marlins.

    The right-hander didn't walk or strike out anyone and needed only nine pitches (six strikes) to get through the heart of Miami's order. Arano is having a solid comeback this season after not pitching in the majors since 2019, posting a 4.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 22:4 K:BB through 16.2 innings with two holds, and he could begin to see more consistent high-leverage work in a Nationals bullpen that remains unsettled.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Pitch mix fueling success

    Arano credits his success early this season to reducing usage of his four-seam fastball in favor of his sinker and slider, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The 27-year-old right-hander has emerged as a viable high-leverage arm for the Nationals, posting a 14:1 K:BB through his first nine innings this year with a 2.00 ERA and two holds. Arano had some success with the Phillies in 2018, but injuries the following season derailed his career until he got another chance with Washington this spring. If he can stay healthy, he could provide some stability to a Nats bullpen that desperately needs it.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Picks up first hold

    Arano gave up a hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning Sunday to record his first hold of the season in a loss to the Pirates.

    The 27-year-old right-hander took over for Patrick Corbin in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and one out, and while Arano allowed two of those inherited runners to score, his own line remained clean. He hadn't pitched in the majors since 2019 prior to breaking camp in the Nationals' bullpen, but he's put together a strong start to the year with a 2.84 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 10:0 K:BB through 6.1 innings. With roles in the Washington 'pen still in flux, Arano could work his way into a consistent setup gig before long.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Makes Opening Day roster

    Arano will break camp in the big-league bullpen, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Arano came to camp on a minor-league deal but impressed enough to earn a roster spot. He hasn't thrown a major-league inning since 2019, due at least partially to injuries, but he's just 27 years old and has a 2.65 ERA in 74.2 career MLB frames.

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  • Nationals' Victor Arano: Joins Nationals

    Arano signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals on Wednesday, according to the MLB transaction log.

    Arano spent the entire 2021 season in Atlanta's organization at Triple-A Gwinnett. He threw 36 effective innings, punching out 45 and walking 15. If Arano can maintain that form in 2022, he should push for a bullpen role with the big-league club.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Stays with organization

    Atlanta outrighted Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday after he cleared waivers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Arano posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in seven innings for Gwinnett before Atlanta cast him off its 40-man roster Friday. The 26-year-old posted a 2.73 ERA and gathered 10 holds in 60 appearances for the Phillies in 2018, but he hasn't re-emerged as a big-league-caliber reliever since undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in May 2019.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: DFA'd by Atlanta

    Arano was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Friday.

    The 26-year-old had a two-day stint in the majors in May without seeing game action, and he's now lost his spot on the 40-man roster. Arano last saw extended run in the big leagues with the Phillies in 2018 and posted a 2.73 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 60:17 K:BB over 59.1 innings, but he's pitched in only three games over the past two seasons.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Returns to minor-league ranks

    Atlanta optioned Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

    Arano went unused during his first call-up period of the season, which lasted all of two days. The right-hander should fill a key role in the Gwinnett bullpen while he's with the affiliate, but Arano should be the near the top of the list for a promotion if Atlanta requires a reliever at any point.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Joins big-league bullpen

    Arano was recalled by Atlanta on Saturday.

    Arano showed high-leverage potential in his first two seasons in the majors in 2017 and 2018, posting a 2.57 ERA and 3.13 FIP in 70 innings of work, but he battled elbow issues in 2019 and shoulder troubles in 2020, throwing just 4.2 innings. Still just 26 years old, Arano may still possess his former promise, but the fact that Atlanta kept him in the minors for over a month to start the year suggests expectations should be modest for now.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Optioned to minors

    Arano (visa issues) was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of reports.

    The 26-year-old was a late arrival to spring training due to visa issues, but he gave up four runs over two spring innings before being optioned. Arano last pitched in the majors during 2019 with 4.2 frames for the Phillies.

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  • Braves' Victor Arano: Delayed by visa issues

    Arano's arrival at camp has been delayed by visa issues, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    A handful of players have faced similar delays as international travel remains complicated due to the coronavirus pandemic. The delay should wind up nothing more than a minor blip in a fairly long run of misfortune for the 26-year-old, who owns a career 2.65 ERA in 74.2 innings of relief at the highest level but threw just 4.2 frames in 2019 and none in 2020 while dealing with arm troubles. Arano flashed high-leverage promise before those issues began, though Atlanta will likely be happy if he merely bounces back as a serviceable middle reliever.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R