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Bronson Arroyo | Starting Pitcher | #61

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (40) / 2/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Bronson Arroyo picked up his first win since June of 2014 on Tuesday, holding the Orioles to three runs over five frames in a 9-3 victory.
Arroyo walked a couple batters and served up a two-run homer to Adam Jones, but he managed to strike out four batters and did enough for the victory. It was a big improvement over his first two starts, but the 40-year-old essentially remains on a start-to-start trial basis even with the Reds starved for starting pitching. Arroyo faces the Cubs on Sunday. Apr 18 - 10:37 PM

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Bronson Arroyo admitted after Thursday's loss versus the Brewers that he needs to show progress over the next two starts "or we might be at dead end."

For what it's worth, Reds manager Bryan Price indicated that he might be willing to have a longer leash than that with Arroyo. Either way, there's little disputing that the veteran righty allowing 11 runs over 10 innings of work in his first two starts isn't going to cut it. That the 40-year-old was able to make it back to the majors at all after his arm trouble the last couple years is a feat in and of itself, but we're almost surely nearing the end of the road here.
Apr 14 - 9:02 AM

Bronson Arroyo was knocked around by the Brewers on Thursday, allowing five runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss.

This wasn't as bad as his debut against the Cardinals, when he allowed six runs in four innings of work, but it had some of the same markings. Like in that start, the 40-year-old allowed two homers Thursday, and through two starts he's struck out just five batters. He's now got a 9.90 ERA. With the Reds not looking to contend this year -- despite their hot start to the season -- he'll likely have a little longer leash than other flailing starters. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Orioles.
Apr 14 - 8:08 AM

Bronson Arroyo lasted just four innings in his first big league start since 2014, allowing six hits, six runs and three walks Saturday in the Reds' loss to the Cardinals.

The 40-year-old labored through a tough first inning, yielding a solo home run to Aledmys Diaz, a walk to Matt Adams and an RBI double by Yadier Molina. He ran into trouble again in the fourth, this time allowing three hits (including Diaz's second home run of the game) and another walk. Arroyo finished with three strikeouts while mostly throwing in the low 80s. The right-hander's return to the mound after years of injuries is an inspiring comeback story, but it's not going to amount to much fantasy significance.
Apr 8 - 8:20 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Bronson Arroyo from Triple-A Louisville.

Arroyo started the season in the minor leagues to give the Reds an extra bullpen arm until a fifth starter was needed. The 40-year-old hurler hasn't pitched in a big league game since the 2014 season and isn't a recommended fantasy option for Saturday's start against the Cardinals.
Apr 8 - 11:10 AM

Bronson Arroyo is on track to start Saturday in St. Louis after a successful 90-pitch simulated game on Sunday.

"Reports on everything he did were very, very positive," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "I'm really happy with how that worked out." Price wouldn't officially write Arroyo's name in in ink for Saturday yet but added that the righty "hasn't done anything to deter us from thinking he could make that start." It's cool that Arroyo has made it back to the majors at 40 and after missing 2 1/2 years following elbow and shoulder surgeries, but it's hard to imagine him having much success. He would seem to pretty much be on a start-to-start trial basis even with the Reds' lack of rotation depth.
Apr 3 - 5:04 PM

Reds re-assigned RHP Bronson Arroyo to minor league camp.

Arroyo is still projected to be part of the Reds' rotation as long as he comes out of a minor league start on Sunday with no issues. Cody Reed could fill in for one outing until Arroyo is ready.
Apr 2 - 11:04 AM

Bronson Arroyo is expected to be part of the Reds' rotation.

He won't officially be on the Opening Day roster, though, as Arroyo will make a minor league start on Sunday. That means Cody Reed will likely get an early-season start, although he'll be available out of the bullpen initially. Arroyo could make his season debut on April 8 in St. Louis. The 40-year-old will be making his first start in the majors since June of 2014.
Mar 28 - 11:04 PM

Bronson Arroyo allowed two runs on four hits over four innings in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday.

One of the hits was a two-run homer by Nick Delmonico. Arroyo walked one and struck out two while making his third start of the spring. He carries a 4.70 ERA with six strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of action. Injuries to Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani have granted Arroyo a strong chance of nabbing a rotation slot to begin the season. The 40-year-old missed the last two campaigns due to Tommy John surgery.
Mar 23 - 7:37 PM

Bronson Arroyo allowed a two-run home run to Joey Gallo in the first inning of Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rangers.

Arroyo last 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one in that space. The veteran right-hander signed with the Reds in mid-February and figures to draw some rotational work with the big league as the season unfolds.
Mar 18 - 6:49 PM

Bronson Arroyo left Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rangers with a head injury.

He allowed two hits, two runs and one walk over 1 2/3 innings before exiting. Arroyo came out after getting drilled in the face by Devin Mesoraco, who was trying to throw out a runner at second base. He passed all his concussion tests and will throw more pitches on another field. Arroyo should be fine for his next start.
Mar 18 - 5:20 PM

Bronson Arroyo tossed two scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the Brewers.

Arroyo allowed just one hit while striking out two. He did not issue a walk. The veteran right-hander has struggled with his fastball velocity in side sessions at Reds camp, but he's always been somewhat of a junkballer. Arroyo will see action out of the Cincinnati rotation at some point in 2017.
Mar 12 - 5:06 PM

Bronson Arroyo was clocked at 83 mph over one inning of work in an intrasquad game on Tuesday.

It was unofficial but was Arroyo's first game action this spring. He'll throw two innings in a Cactus League game the next time out. Arroyo, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 due to elbow and shoulder injuries, hopes to get his velocity up in the 83-86 mph range. "Just the fact that I know my arm could have withstood another inning," said Arroyo. "Last spring, when I got up to two innings, I was in some severe pain. Just knowing that my body is feeling good enough to throw the ball all out and is not breaking down on me is a good thing." Arroyo could make some starts for the Reds this season if he can stay healthy.
Mar 7 - 7:01 PM

Reds signed RHP Bronson Arroyo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Arroyo agreed to the deal a couple weeks ago and passed his physical soon after, but the veteran right-hander still had to officially sign the contract. He did that Monday upon his arrival to Reds camp. Arroyo hasn't pitched in the majors since June 2014 due to elbow and shoulder injuries, but he carries a relatively clean bill of health into spring training this year. The rebuilding Reds figure to use him as a swingman in 2017 if his health cooperates.
Feb 13 - 1:12 PM

Bronson Arroyo passed his physical with the Reds, reports C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Apparently his minor league deal with the Reds is a signature away from being finalized. Arroyo, who turns 40 next month, hasn't pitched in the majors since June of 2014 due to elbow and shoulder injuries. However, the Reds are willing to take a chance on a reunion to see what he has left in the tank.
Feb 2 - 6:07 PM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Rookie Davis
7Bronson Arroyo
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Cody Reed
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando
10Tim Adleman
11Lisalverto Bonilla