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Bronson Arroyo | Starting Pitcher | #61

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (40) / 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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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

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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

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Reds are continuing to work on a deal with Bronson Arroyo and an agreement is considered "likely."

It would be a minor league contract. Arroyo, who turns 40 next month, has made just two starts in the minors over the last two seasons because of elbow and shoulder injuries. However, the Reds recently watched the veteran right-hander throw and were intrigued enough that it appears a reunion will happen. Arroyo pitched for the Reds from 2006-13, making one All-Star team.
Jan 30 - 8:17 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Reds are having "on-going conversations about a possible deal" with Bronson Arroyo.

Olney relays that the Reds recently watched Arroyo throw and that there is interest on both sides to get a deal done. Should Arroyo land with the Reds, it would likely be on a minor league contract. The 39-year-old has dealt with shoulder and elbow injuries over the last three seasons and has not pitched in the majors since 2014.
Jan 25 - 10:17 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Bronson Arroyo is "making great progress" in his recovery from an elbow injury.

Arroyo plans to be ready for Opening Day and is hoping to latch on with a team by late February. Shoulder and elbow issues have sidelined Arroyo for most of the last three seasons. The 15-year veteran turns 40 next month.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 21 - 7:08 PM

In a podcast with Bill Ladson of, free agent Bronson Arroyo said he hopes to continue his career in 2017 but isn't sure if his health will allow him to.

It's been one injury after another for Arroyo. He missed all of 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery a season earlier and tore his rotator cuff this year in spring training. While Arroyo isn't ready to call it quits yet, he admitted his arm feels "terrible" some days. Arroyo has been contacted by a handful of teams but won't seriously consider any offers until "around January." The 39-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since June of 2014.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:03:00 PM

Bronson Arroyo will learn in 3-4 weeks if his elbow healed properly following a stem cell procedure performed by Dr. James Andrews.

The 39-year-old is hoping to resurrect his career after missing most of the last two seasons due to injury. "I definitely want to keep going," said Arroyo. "Baseball is in my DNA." Arroyo hasn't pitched in a major league game since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014. He was let go by the Nationals last month.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Nationals released RHP Bronson Arroyo.

Arroyo tried to revitalize his career this summer in the Nationals' minor league system, but ongoing shoulder and elbow troubles scrapped that idea. It's not clear whether the 39-year-old right-hander is planning another comeback attempt.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Bronson Arroyo told Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he plans to continue his career after receiving a stem cell treatment for his elbow.

Arroyo's elbow was not responding as hoped in between appearances for the Gulf Coast Nationals in late June and early July. That's after he was shut down for a while after being diagnosed with inflammation in the tendons of his right shoulder. Arroyo, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2014, will be shut down until November and will turn 40 in February. He's a long shot to pitch in another major league game.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Bronson Arroyo (shoulder) was shut down several weeks ago.

Working his way back from inflammation in the tendons of his right shoulder, Arroyo's surgically-repaired right elbow was not responding as hoped in between appearances for the Gulf Coast Nationals in late June and early July. Arroyo hasn't appeared in the majors since 2014 due to arm issues and will turn 40 in February. His career might be over.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:34:00 AM

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S1Anthony DeSclafani
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