Arroyo said his shoulder was "barking" after his start Sunday against the Dodgers and acknowledged that he's considering retirement, reports.

After allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks over a season-low three innings Sunday, Arroyo said he had "some tears" in his shoulder that he'd been addressing through cortisone shots, but given the results he's seen this season, that treatment method clearly isn't having the desired effect. With a 7.35 ERA over 71 innings this season for a team that now sits 10 games under .500, the 40-year-old Arroyo doesn't offer much value to a club in rebuilding mode and probably hasn't pitched well enough to fetch interest on the trade market either. Considering he's pitched in 16 major-league seasons, dating all the way back to 2000, there's no shame in calling it quits here.

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