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Report: Dodgers, Orioles, D-Backs finalists for Bronson Arroyo

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The Bronson Arroyo market may be taking final shape. (USATSI)
The Bronson Arroyo market may be taking final shape. (USATSI)

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The list of teams with serious designs on signing free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo is down to three, reports USA Today's Bob Nightengale. According to Nightengale, the Dodgers, Orioles and Diamondbacks are the three finalists, with Arizona being, in Nightengale's words, the "slight favorites."

Arroyo, age 36, is coming off a 2013 season in which he pitched to a 3.79 ERA, 101 ERA+ and 3.65 K/BB ratio in 202 innings of work. For his career, Arroyo has an ERA+ of 104 across 391 games, 355 of which have been starts. Arroyo's fly-ball tendencies mean he's best suited for a home ballpark that cuts down on home runs, which doesn't describe Arizona's Chase Field. Even so, Arroyo has been a reliable rotation stabilizer for years: he's never been on the disabled list, and he's logged at least 199 innings in each of the last nine seasons.

As for Nightengale's finalists, the D-Backs and Orioles certainly need help in the rotation, but the Dodgers are in it merely for back-end depth.

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