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Bronson Arroyo has been given an epidural for the bulging disc in his back.

Arroyo won't travel with the Diamondbacks to Australia for their two games on March 22-23, but he expects to be available when the team returns to the states. The veteran right-hander has yet to spend a day on the disabled list in his career, so it would take a significant setback for him to not be ready.

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Bronson Arroyo has been diagnosed with a bulging disk.

Arroyo was scratched from his turn in the Diamondbacks' Cactus League rotation on Tuesday due to back stiffness and an MRI taken Wednesday showed the injury. The veteran right-hander is hoping to return to action in 7-10 days and should still be fine for the start of the 2014 regular season if he meets that goal. It's a bulging disk, not the much-more-serious herniated disk.

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Bronson Arroyo has been scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start due to back stiffness.

It would have been his second Cactus League outing. The Diamondbacks aren't too concerned at this point. "I think it's something that he's had before and it's just kind of resolved itself," manager Kirk Gibson said. "That's what we're thinking this is, as well."

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Bronson Arroyo allowed two runs in three innings of work as the D'Backs went on to defeat the Cubs 5-2 on Thursday.

Only one of the runs was earned, but he allowed three hits and a walk while only striking out one. Arroyo, who joined the D'Backs just two weeks ago, will serve as the #2 behind Patrick Corbin in Arizona's rotation. He has finished each of the past two seasons with an ERA below 3.80 in over 200 innings.

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Diamondbacks signed RHP Bronson Arroyo to a two-year, $19 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal passed along the news that Arroyo has passed his physical, which makes the deal official. The contract also includes an $11 million option for 2016 with a $4.5 million buyout, which means the veteran righty will be guaranteed at least $23.5 million. Arroyo posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 32 starts last season for the Reds.

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks have signed Bronson Arroyo.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says the deal is for two years with an option for a third season. The financials are not yet known. Chase Field isn't the best landing spot for the flyball-prone Arroyo, but neither was Great American Ball Park and he did just fine there. The signing of Arroyo presumably pushes Randall Delgado to the bullpen and also could delay the potential arrival of Archie Bradley.

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Jim Bowden of SiriusXM hears that Bronson Arroyo is expected to sign soon with either the Diamondbacks or Dodgers.

The Orioles have also been mentioned among Arroyo's finalists and he prefers to be on the East Coast, but they're evidently not willing to offer him what he wants. The veteran right-hander reportedly has backed off his demand for a three-year deal, which should result in him catching on with someone quickly. He posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 32 starts last season for the Reds.

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Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles "continue to be in active negotiations" with Bronson Arroyo.

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are also hot on Arroyo's trail. The veteran right-hander has lasted much longer than expected on the open market, but he should move quickly now that he's reportedly dropped his demands to a two-year offer. Arroyo posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 32 starts last season for the Reds.

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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Bronson Arroyo is no longer demanding a three-year deal.

The veteran right-hander is now seeking something closer to two years at $22 million. The Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Orioles are believed to be the primary contenders for Arroyo, who posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 32 starts last season for the Reds and has been the most durable pitcher in baseball over the past nine years. He should be signing a contract soon.

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears the Diamondbacks are planning a meeting with free agent Bronson Arroyo.

Cafardo also says the team is "very serious" about their interest in the right-hander. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has been outspoken all offseason about his desire to acquire a frontline starter, but the 36-year-old would represent something closer to a mid-rotation starter for Arizona. It would also be a bit confusing why the team, with big-time prospect Archie Bradley and 2013 first-round pick Braden Shipley in the pipeline, would give Arroyo the three-year deal he's said to be seeking. The Dodgers and Orioles are two other clubs said to be in on the right-hander.