Free agent starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo is drawing interest from five teams, according to a source.
The soon-to-be 39-year-old Arroyo was traded twice in as many months during the season, moving from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atlanta Braves, then finally to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Arroyo hasn’t pitched since 2014 due to having Tommy John surgery, but he mentioned in an interview recently with John Fayman of WCPO.com that he is finally fully healthy and that he expects to begin throwing by December 1.
Arroyo also told Fayman that he has met with the Reds and that he is interested in a Cincinnati reunion, but the team needs to see actual proof that he is able to compete before pursuing the veteran right-hander.
It will be tough for Arroyo to land much guaranteed money given that he has missed almost two years due to the injury, so he will likely to have to settle for a deal that is heavy with incentives.
Arroyo last pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2014 and went 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA and a 47/19 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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