"It’s just slowly sliding downhill," #Dbacks Bronson Arroyo said of the condition of his elbow. Has never missed start in 19 years.According to Bill Baer of HardballTalk, Arroyo has been dealing with elbow issues for a month and received a cortisone injection May 30. Including Sunday's game, Arroyo is 7-4 in 14 starts with an ERA of 4.08.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) June 16, 2014
Famous for his durability and his high leg-kick, Arroyo has made thirty or more starts every season from 2005-13, and was named to the All-Star Team in 2006.
Arroyo, 37, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1995 (3rd round) and made his debut June 12, 2000. In February 2003 he was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox and in March 2006 he was traded by the Boston Red Sox with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Wily Mo Pena. He spent eight seasons with the Reds, but due to his age they declined to re-sign him after the 2013 season and did not make him a Qualifying Offer. As a free agent, the right-hander signed a two-year $23.5 million contract with Arizona that takes him through 2015 (team option for 2016).
Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$23.5M (14-15) & 16 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 11.150, Free Agent: 2016 [*]
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