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Bronson Arroyo | Starting Pitcher | #67

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals released RHP Bronson Arroyo; re-signed him to a minor league contract.
It was just a procedural move. Arroyo was recently diagnosed with a partial tear in his rotator cuff tendons and will miss 4-6 weeks. He'll begin the year on the minor league disabled list. Mar 30 - 10:31 AM

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Bronson Arroyo has been diagnosed with a partial tear in his rotator cuff tendons and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

It's still better news than a complete tear which would require surgery and could end the veteran right-hander's career. Arroyo wasn't expected to crack the club's Opening Day rotation anyways, so he'll take his time coming back and could still serve as rotational depth upon his return.
Mar 19 - 12:02 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the doctor mistakenly misread Bronson Arroyo's MRI and he does not have a torn rotator cuff.

The veteran right-hander's rotator cuff is believed to be fine, he's merely dealing with inflammation in his bursa sac. Rather than sidelining him for the entire season, he'll be sidelined for the next 7-10 days before being re-evaluated. He isn't out of the woods yet, but this is certainly very encouraging news.
Mar 18 - 8:11 PM

Bronson Arroyo has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff.

Wednesday it was reported Arroyo had suffered a torn labrum but the injury was actually to his rotator cuff. Arroyo is dealing with a "significant" tear, though he's opted not to have surgery. "It's either rehab or retire," said Arroyo. At age 39, there's a good chance he'll choose the latter.
Mar 17 - 12:07 PM

The Nationals are saying reports of Bronson Arroyo's torn labrum are "premature."

The Nationals will determine the injury's severity by comparing Arroyo's most recent MRI with one from his tenure with the Diamondbacks. Arroyo was seen hugging teammates in the clubhouse Thursday morning, which suggests this could be a career-ending injury. Even if Arroyo's labrum isn't as bad as the Nats originally feared, it's going to be a while before he takes the mound again.
Mar 17 - 9:52 AM

Bronson Arroyo has been diagnosed with an 80 percent tear of the labrum in his right shoulder.

That might be a career-ender for the 39-year-old right-hander. Arroyo signed a minor league contract with the Nationals in late January and was hoping to complete a successful comeback this year from his 2014 Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He figures to undergo surgery to repair the labrum tear within the next couple of days.
Mar 16 - 7:21 PM

Bronson Arroyo was scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League with right shoulder soreness.

Arroyo came down with the soreness between starts and the expectation is that he'll be sidelined for a few days. In camp on a minor league deal, the veteran right-hander has allowed two runs over five innings in one start and one relief appearance this spring. He's been pushing for a rotation spot, but this would seem to put Tanner Roark and Joe Ross in better position.
Mar 16 - 11:13 AM

Bronson Arroyo surrendered two runs and four hits in two innings Friday against the Marlins.

He walked two and struck out none. Arroyo is trying to overtake Tanner Roark for the fifth spot in Washington's rotation, but it seems like a long shot. Fortunately, he does have an out clause, so he's really auditioning for all 30 teams this month.
Mar 4 - 5:25 PM

Bronson Arroyo's contract with the Nationals states that the club has to let him know five days before camp breaks whether he's made the team.

He has the ability to opt out of the contract if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster. It sounds like it will be rotation or bust for Arroyo, as it doesn't appear he is a candidate for long relief. He's competing with Tanner Roark and possibly Joe Ross for one of the final two rotation spots after missing last season following Tommy John surgery.
Feb 29 - 5:44 PM

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

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

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