by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Dodgers snag strong starters in deal with Marlins, Braves
The Dodgers have snagged several veterans in a just-completed three-way trade filled with prospects, per Yahoo Sports. They receive starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo and relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson, as well as minor league utility infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. They also get first baseman Michael Morse and starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Marlins. The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami. The keys are Wood and Latos, who will likely immediately join the Los Angeles rotation, as well as Johnson, who has been used as the Atlanta closer. The 24-year-old Wood hasn't performed as well this season as he did in 2014, but he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings. Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, but has come on strong. He has allowed just six earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched. Johnson has nine saves, but will almost certainly be used behind Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Diamondbacks, Braves announce three-player deal on Saturday
The Diamondbacks announced that they have dealt right-hander Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint (their No. 5 prospect) to the Braves in a three-player deal on Saturday. In exchange, the Braves will be sending infielder Phil Gosselin to the Diamondbacks. Arroyo made 14 starts for Arizona in 2014 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has yet to pitch this year, and is not expected back until at least August. The Braves will take on the entirety of Arroyo's contract, which includes $9.5 million for this year, and a $4.5 million buyout on a $13 million option for 2016, per FoxSports.com. Toussaint was a first-round draft pick (16th overall) by the Diamondbacks in 2014. The right-hander has been pitching with Class A Kane County this year, posting a 3.69 ERA through seven starts. Meanwhile, Gosselin underwent surgery to repare a fractured thumb in May. He is currently on the disabled list and holds a .325 batting average in 40 at-bats this year. The Diamondbacks seem satisfied with the current state of their pitching corps, allowing them to deal away Toussaint in the deal. "We are getting some good pitching from our young rotation and that's the direction we are going to go," D-Backs general manager Dave Stewart said.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Diamondbacks' Bronson Arroyo completes 'pen session Tuesday
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo threw his second bullpen session in the past five days prior to Tuesday's game against the Braves at Chase Field, per MLB.com. His next step in his rehab will depend on how his surgically-repaired elbow feels a day after his mound work. "It's can you throw and come back the next day and feel like you haven't thrown, not be sore, not be tender?" Arroyo said. "It's just going to be a gradual progress of trying to build that endurance up in the elbow."
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo still dealing with pain in elbow
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo is still feeling a noticeable pain in his right elbow on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com. Arroyo underwent the procedure last July and is hopeful to return during the second half of the season at some point. Arizona has a $4.5 million buyout on Arroyo's contract at the end of the season, which is motivating his speedy recovery from the surgery. "That's why I'd like to get back and maybe make 10 starts the second half of the season to show what I can do," Arroyo said. "That way they have some basis for making a decision."
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Diamondbacks place five players on disabled list
The Diamondbacks have placed pitcher Patrick Corbin (elbow), pitcher David Hernandez (elbow), catcher Oscar Hernandez (wrist), pitcher Matt Stites (elbow) and pitcher Bronson Arroyo (elbow) on the disabled list, the team announced Saturday.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Diamondbacks clear their 60-day disabled list
The Diamondbacks have moved four players off the 60-day disabled list, according to the Arizona Republic. Bronson Arroyo, Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez and Matt Reynolds were activated Thursday. Players are not allowed to be on the 60-day disabled list during the offseason. They can be put back on the 60-day DL once the season begins again.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Bronson Arroyo undergoes successful Tommy John surgery
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the Arizona Republic reports. Arroyo will undergo a lengthy recovery process before attempting to return to the mound. If all goes well, he may be able to make it back late in the 2015 season.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Elbow surgery to delay retirement plans for Bronson Arroyo
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo said undergoing Tommy John surgery will delay his plans to retire, according to MLB.com. "I was thinking I might retire at 39 when this [two-year] contract is up, but not anymore," he said. "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."
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Bronson Arroyo will undergo Tommy John surgery
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo informed reporters Monday that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced. Arroyo underwent an MRI last month, which showed that his UCL had completely come off the bone. The right-hander posted a 4.08 ERA and 47:19 K:BB ratio in 86 innings before landing on the disabled list for the first time in his 14-year career.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Bronson Arroyo plays catch Friday
Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo was able to throw for the first time Friday since going on the disabled list, according to the Arizona Republic. Arroyo, on the DL with a UCL sprain, played a light game of catch Friday. He told the Republic he felt good, but won't know more about how the elbow has progressed until he begins throwing harder, and there is no concrete timetable for that at this point.