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Bronson Arroyo | Starting Pitcher | #67

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals signed RHP Bronson Arroyo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.'s Mark Sheldon says Arroyo will make $2 million if he cracks the Opening Day roster and can earn a total of $8 million if he makes 32 starts. Assuming they don't plan to shift Tanner Roark back to the bullpen, Washington's rotation appears to be full. However, Arroyo might be best off knocking the rust off in the minors or in long relief for a bit, anyway, after missing all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery. The soon-to-be 39-year-old held a 3.79 ERA over 32 starts for the Reds in 2013 in his last full season. Jan 26 - 10:16 PM

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SB Nation's Chris Cotillo hears that Bronson Arroyo is expected to make a decision on which team to sign with this week.

Arroyo has previously been connected to the Reds, Nationals and Marlins, and Cotillo says the Pirates and Padres are also interested in the veteran right-hander. The Nats are known to have extended a minor league contract offer, but with Arroyo hearing from that many clubs, perhaps he'll be able to squeeze a guaranteed, incentive-laden deal out of someone. The 38-year-old right-hander missed the entire 2015 season following Tommy John surgery.
Jan 25 - 9:27 PM

According to Peter Gammons of, the Marlins are a third team with interest in Bronson Arroyo.

The other two teams are the Nationals and the Reds. Arroyo has begun putting on private throwing sessions as he tries to prove his health following last year's Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The 38-year-old right-hander should be able to land a one-year, incentives-driven contract for the 2016 season. He was one of the most durable starting pitchers in baseball from 2004-2013.
Jan 25 - 8:43 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals have interest in free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo.

Arroyo previously pitched for new Nationals manager Dusty Baker while the two were in Cincinnati, and those were some of the best years of the right-hander's major league career. The Reds have also expressed interest in a reunion with the 38-year-old hurler and he even held a private throwing session for the club in Cincinnati on Friday. Arroyo missed the entire 2015 season following Tommy John surgery.
Jan 24 - 9:14 PM

Robert Murray of reports that Bronson Arroyo had a throwing session for the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.

Mark Sheldon of first reported earlier this month that the Reds had some interest in bringing Arroyo back. Murray says no deal is close between the two sides, but the interest seems mutual. Arroyo, who will turn 39 next month, missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and will surely have to settle for a non-guaranteed contract.
Jan 24 - 8:20 AM

Mark Sheldon of reports that the Reds have at least some level of interest in a reunion with free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo.

Sheldon notes that any interest would be dependent on a clean bill of health, which is far from a given at this point. The 38-year-old hurler sat out the entire 2015 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He had the best years of his career while pitching for the Reds from 2006-2013.
Jan 3 - 8:55 PM

Bronson Arroyo told ESPN's Jayson Stark his elbow is "perfectly fine."

Stark also reports Arroyo has received calls from the Nationals, Pirates, Orioles, Padres, Braves, Reds and Phillies. The 38-year-old didn't pitch at all in 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but he proved remarkably durable before the surgery. With no shortage of interest, Arroyo should find a starting job somewhere this winter.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Bronson Arroyo told John Fay of WCPO Cincinnati that he's interested in returning to the Reds.

Arroyo said he had breakfast with Reds manager Bryan Price on Wednesday morning and the two discussed the possibility of a reunion. "I’d love to come back here," said Arroyo. "I’m so comfortable here." Arroyo turns 39 in February and missed the entire 2015 season while in rehab mode from Tommy John surgery, but he expects to be healthy for spring training. He'll likely have to settle for an incentive-laden deal and could make sense as a veteran arm on a young and inexperienced staff in Cincinnati.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Dodgers declined RHP Bronson Arroyo's $11 million option for 2016.

Arroyo will receive a $4.5 million buyout instead, which means he'll have made $14 million this season despite not throwing a pitch following Tommy John surgery. Slated to turn 39 in February, Arroyo might not be able to find a guaranteed deal this winter.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Bronson Arroyo from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Atlanta acquired Arroyo from the Diamondbacks on June 20, but he'll leave the organization without throwing a single pitch in a Braves uniform. The veteran right-hander underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and probably isn't going to be back near full strength until late August or early September. It's a salary dump for Atlanta: Arroyo is making $9.5 million this season and carries a $4.5 million buyout on his option for 2016.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Braves acquired RHPs Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint from the Diamondbacks for INF Phil Gosselin.

Arroyo underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and probably won't be ready to pitch for the Braves until sometime in August. But his part in this trade isn't really about anything on-field. Atlanta basically agreed to eat the remainder of the 38-year-old right-hander's contract to land Toussaint, a top-100 prospect. Arroyo is making $9.5 million this season and carries a $4.5 million buyout for 2016.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 11:46:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Bronson Arroyo on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Arroyo underwent Tommy John surgery last July. The veteran might be able to play again in August, though his rehab is still in relative infancy. Arroyo's now 37 years old and has a long road ahead of him.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Bronson Arroyo (elbow) is playing catch at 75 feet.

Arroyo underwent Tommy John elbow surgery last July and probably won't be an option for the Diamondbacks until sometime in August. The veteran right-hander is due $9.5 million this season and carries an $11 million club option (or $4.5 million buyout) for 2016.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Bronson Arroyo from the 60-day disabled list.

Arroyo, of course, missed the last few months of the season following Tommy John surgery. He's shooting to be ready for Opening Day, but most likely it will be later than that when he rejoins the Arizona rotation.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Bronson Arroyo underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

The operation was performed by Drs. Michael Lee and Don Sheridan. Arroyo, who is in the first year of a two-year, $19 million contract, will be sidelined until the second half of the 2015 campaign.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:01:00 PM

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