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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
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Bronson Arroyo (shoulder) has begun pitching for the Nationals' Rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League.
The 39-year-old recorded five shutout frames in Saturday's win over the GCL Cardinals. Overall, he's 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA over two outings. Arroyo remains confident he'll pitch in the big leagues before the season is over. Arroyo debuted a three-quarters/side-arm delivery earlier this year to alleviate stress on his injured shoulder. Jul 2 - 4:31 PM

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Bronson Arroyo is now throwing side-arm or three-quarters in a final attempt to stave off retirement.

"Because it hurts if he gets on top," Nationals manager Dusty Baker explained Tuesday. "So we’re taking our time. And if not, if nothing else, he’s a good guy to have in your organization." Arroyo was re-signed to a minor league contract in late March and is currently rehabbing a torn rotator cuff at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida. There's no exact timetable.
Source: MASN
May 3 - 8:03 PM

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

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.

MLB.com'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 MLB.com, 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

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2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle