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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Bronson Arroyo should be ready Opening Day

By on 10/26/2014 03:15:00 PM

Diamondbacks right-hander Bronson Arroyo's agent says he will be ready by Opening Day, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Arroyo underwent Tommy John surgery on July 15, 2014.

Arroyo made 14 starts in 2014, going 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA (92 ERA+) before suffering elbow inflammation in late May. He was placed on the DL in mid-June for the first time in his career. Arroyo said at the time, "I was thinking I might retire at 39 when this [two-year] contract is up, but not anymore. If I'm going to spend a year rehabbing, I'm going to pitch until I'm 45 if I can. Let's see how it goes." Arroyo will be 38 in 2015.

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 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).

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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