Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Login or Register
Free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo is without contract after turning down a two-year deal at baseball's winter meetings, according to a report by ESPN.

Arroyo, who turns 37 in February, has been in the big leagues for 14 seasons, spending the last eight with the Cincinnati Reds. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick said the pitcher is seeking a three-year deal and is a potential fit with all of the Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks, along with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates, who originally drafted Arroyo in 1995.

The remaining free agent pitchers -- Matt Garza, A.J. Burnett, Jason Hammel, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana and Masahiro Tanaka -- will inevitably play a major role in the market for Arroyo.

With a lifetime 138-127 record and a 4.19 ERA, Arroyo is hardly the most attractive of free agent pitchers available, especially considering his age.

Arroyo is 6-5 in 13 career starts at Chase Field, posting a 4.52 ERA in 83.2 total innings pitched at the venue. Since 2000, only two pitchers have allowed more home runs than the right-hander, who has given up 314 longballs in his career.

An innings-eater, Arroyo has tossed 200 innings or more in all but one of his last nine seasons -- only failing to do so in 2011, when he managed to throw 199.0 innings.

Last season, Arroyo went 14-12 with a 3.79 ERA -- similar to his 2012 campaign, which resulted in a 12-10 win-loss record and 3.74 ERA.

Arroyo was once in All-Star, in 2006 when he tossed a league-high 240.2 innings for the Reds.

Arizona Sports,

share this story:
Attention ArizonaSports.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation with all fans of Arizona sports teams by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing Arizona Sports (KTAR) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Standings
Schedule
Team Leaders
close

Share: