Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
1 week ago

Arroyo threw a 50-pitch, pain-free bullpen session Wednesday at the Reds' spring training facility in Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo acknowledged this is a necessary but far from sufficient step to demonstrate he's near his pre-injury form. "Totally pain-free," he said. "I think the only question mark for me is, one, will your arm actually handle games, because there's a totally different intensity when there's a crowd there and hitters in the box."

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

With Homer Bailey undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs on Wednesday, Arroyo's chances of making the Reds' Opening Day rotation have improved.

EDGE Analysis

Of course Arroyo has to demonstrate that he's fully recovered from the shoulder injury that kept him out in 2016, but the Reds would prefer to take their time with Amir Garrett, Cody Reed and Robert Stephenson until they're completely ready to pitch in the majors. The fourth and fifth starter jobs remain open for the Reds.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Arroyo (shoulder) passed his physical and is close to agreeing on a minor league contract with the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal hasn't been finalized yet, but it's all but a done deal now that Arroyo has passed his physical. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 due to elbow and shoulder injuries, but the Reds believe he still has a little left in his tank. At the very least, they are hoping he can provide some veteran leadership for their young pitchers and potentially work some innings until their pitching prospects are ready.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Arroyo (shoulder) is close to signing a minor league deal with the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo was in Cincinnati on Tuesday to see a concert, but expects to finish the deal by the end of the week. The Reds are obviously buying into the notion that he can provide some veteran leadership for all their young pitchers, and potentially soak up some innings until they deem prospects like Amir Garrett and Robert Stephenson to be ready.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
9 months ago

Arroyo (shoulder) hopes to begin a minor-league rehab assignment in July, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year-old Arroyo already faced an unlikely road back to the big leagues after missing all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and his odds dipped further when he suffered from partial rotator cuff tears in his throwing shoulder during spring training. After taking four weeks off to strengthen the shoulder, Arroyo opted to keep his career alive by throwing from a three-quarter arm slot, something he's never done before as a professional. His shoulder has apparently checked out well thus far while he experiments with the new delivery, and Arroyo has already thrown five innings across two intrasquad games at the Nationals' extended spring training facility. The Nationals want Arroyo to make five more starts at extended spring training before reevaluating him July 1 and determining if he's ready for a rehab assignment.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
11 months ago

Arroyo (shoulder) was released and subsequently resigned by the Nationals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo has missed much of camp with a shoulder injury, but he'll stay in the Nationals' organization as organizational depth. Thanks to his experience, he could join Washington's rotation at some point in the season if someone currently on the roster gets hurt.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
11 months ago

Arroyo (shoulder) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks before being reevaluated, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's report that Arroyo was dealing with bursa sac inflammation in his shoulder rather than a torn rotator cuff came as a huge relief, but the veteran will still miss a significant amount of time. Kolko reports that Arroyo will rest before re-strengthening his shoulder during his rehab process, at which point he will resume throwing. As such, Tanner Roark appears to be locked into the fifth spot in the rotation for the first month of the season.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
11 months ago

Updating on a previous report, Arroyo's MRI shows bursa sac inflammation rather than a torn rotator cuff, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. He will be shut down for seven-to-ten days.

EDGE Analysis

It was reported Thursday that Arroyo had suffered a torn rotator cuff, which would been a potential career-ending injury for the veteran hurler. However, after getting a second opinion, it has been revealed that he is merely dealing with bursa sac inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He will be shut down for at least a week to allow the swelling to subside, but this is obviously a positive alternative to what was initially reported.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
11 months ago

Arroyo (shoulder) said his rotator cuff is significantly torn, leaving him to decide between rehab and retirement, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The rehab process could be a lengthy one, with no assurance of a key role in the majors waiting at the end of the line. Arroyo thus seems most likely to retire, but even if he opts for rehab, he won't be available early in the season.

Bronson Arroyo
SP LAD
11 months ago

The Nationals said that reports of Arroyo suffering a labrum tear are premature, CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo had an MRI on Wednesday, but the Nationals still need to compare it to an older one from a previous team. Though obviously not out of the woods, Arroyo can't yet be ruled out for the 2016 season. If the labrum tear is ultimately confirmed, he'll likely consider retiring.