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.
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.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.