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Arroyo doesn't expect to miss any time with mono

Posted on: March 26, 2011 3:15 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2011 3:18 pm
 
Bronson Arroyo
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Even though Reds starter Bronson Arroyo has mononucleosis -- not valley fever -- he said he will stay in the team's rotation, giving a needed boost to a team that's already lost Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey for the start of the season.

"I'll make it through," Arroyo told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday.

Arroyo, one of baseball's most durable pitchers, said he's been told there's nothing more medically they can do and there's no timetable for a recovery.

"It could be two weeks," Arroyo said. "It could be the whole season. It's like any disease -- it has to run its course. All I can do is eat good, exercise."

Also, because his energy is drained, he'll cut out all his "extra-curricular activities."

"I'll just come to the park and go home and rest," Arroyo said.

If Arroyo does have to spend any time on the disabled list -- something he's never done in his career -- Matt Maloney would likely replace him. Arroyo has pitched at least 200 innings in each of the last six seasons.

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Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 6:51 am
 

Arroyo doesn't expect to miss any time with mono

Sounds like someone is still living in the 50's and equates Mono with only kissing.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 12:30 am
 

Arroyo doesn't expect to miss any time with mono

Mono  are you kidding me sounds like he hit the bar and found some afterhours fun (you know what am saying?) and came down with it



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Arroyo doesn't expect to miss any time with mono

I have a feeling that crawling to the mound is very unlikely to correlate to a dozen wins, unless your team is putting up a dozen runs a game.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Arroyo doesn't expect to miss any time with mono

Arroyo is a PRO.  If there is any way that he can make a positive contribution, he'll do it.  If he has to CRAWL to the mound, he'll win a dozen games for the Reds this season


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