DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
7 days ago

Arroyo (head) is not in concussion protocol, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo was hit in the head Saturday by a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco, who was attempting to cut down a base stealer. Fortunately, Arroyo checked out OK after leaving the exhibition, and the plan was for him to head back to the Reds' spring training complex for more throwing. The 40-year-old is competing for one of the three open spots in the Cincinnati rotation.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
7 days ago

Arroyo left Saturday's game after being hit in the head by a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco.

EDGE Analysis

Mesoraco attempted to throw to second base on a stolen base attempt but the throw hit Arroyo in the face. Arroyo got back onto the mound, but after talking with the team trainer, he was pulled with one out remaining in the second inning. Look for the Reds to provide an update on Arroyo's status in the relatively near future.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Arroyo threw two scoreless innings Sunday against the Brewers in his Cactus League debut. He struck out two while allowing one hit.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo still has a reasonable chance of landing an Opening Day rotation slot, but don't confuse that with having fantasy upside. Not only is he going to provide fewer strikeouts than most every starter, but his team will provide little upside in adding wins.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Arroyo is expected to make his Cactus League debut Sunday against the Brewers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran starter has appeared in an intrasquad game already, but this will mark his first official return to game action. Despite his NRI status, Arroyo projects to be one of the final members of Cincinnati's rotation for the upcoming year.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Arroyo will pitch in a special intrasquad game Tuesday against players in the Reds' minor league camp to get his first game action of the spring.

EDGE Analysis

Because the Reds were off Monday and have a slew of pitchers in camp, there was no room for Arroyo to squeeze into their scheduled spring training game.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Arroyo threw from a mound Wednesday for the first time since leaving camp with the flu, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's still no timetable for his first game action this spring as he competes for a spot in the Reds' rotation. Nonetheless, it's good to see him back in camp and participating in normal pitching activities.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

Arroyo (illness) began throwing Monday after missing his last few workouts with the flu, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This development seems to show that the bug he dealt with was fairly minor. As long as nothing else crops up this spring, Arroyo seems to be in line to compete for a spot in the inexperienced Reds rotation.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
1 month ago

Arroyo missed Friday's workout due to flu-like symptoms, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arroyo, who also turned 40 on Friday, is competing for a spot in the Cincinnati rotation after signing a minor league contract this offseason. The veteran right-hander played eight seasons with the Reds from 2006 to 2013, but missed the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury. Expect him back on the mound soon.

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
1 month 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."

DTDBronson Arroyo
SP LAD
1 month 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.