Bronson Arroyo says he needs Tommy John surgery. #Dbacks pic.twitter.com/MdzCiPIpaU
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 7, 2014
Sanchez also says that Arroyo had pitched with pain for his last six starts from May 20 through June 15. He had an MRI while still pitching, but he made those six starts even after the MRI showed that the UCL in his right arm had separated from the bone. The ligament is also torn, prompting the need for Tommy John surgery.
Arroyo came to the Majors with Pittsburgh in 2000 and became a full-time starter with Boston in 2004. From then through 2013, he started between 29 and 35 games and averaged 207 innings every year. He has a career record of 145-131 with an ERA of 4.19 and WHIP of 1.29.
Arroyo expects a full recovery and is determined to pitch again. At 37 now, he has a chance to return mid-season next year and still have a few years left.
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