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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Bronson Arroyo has Tommy John surgery

By on 7/16/2014 11:30:00 AM

According to AZCentral Sports beat writer Nick Piecoro, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo has undergone successful Tommy John surgery. This will likely sideline Arroyo until after the 2015 All-Star break. The decision to get the surgery was made last week, as reported by our own Raymond Bureau.

Arroyo has been known as one of the most durable pitchers in baseball, logging in over 200 innings pitched in every season except for one between 2005 and 2013. The only year he failed to reached that plateau was in 2011 when topped out at 199 innings.

Before his injury, Arroyo sported a pedestrian 4.08 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. He had a record of 7-4 in 14 starts and a career low 4.9 SO/9. It is hard to say that this is a big blow to the Diamondbacks as they are 13.5 games out of first place with a 40-56 record but they were counting on him to be an innings eater and keep the bullpen rested.

The former All-Star was acquired by the Diamondbacks this off season and signed to a 2-year, $23.5 million contract. Arizona also has a club option for 2016.

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