Arroyo (shoulder) is unlikely to ever pitch again as a professional. He is on the 60-day DL with a shoulder injury, so there likely won't be an official retirement until after the season, but he won't be pitching again. Arroyo was a fantasy-relevant pitcher from 2004 to 2013, even though he was always below average in terms of strikeouts. He's notched 148 wins and has a career 4.28 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 1,571 strikeouts in 2,435.2 innings.
Arroyo (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday. Arroyo landed on the disabled list last week with a right shoulder strain, and it now appears the injury will keep him sidelined until at least mid-August. The 40-year-old has struggled to a 7.35 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 14 starts (71 innings) this season, leading him to contemplate retirement. With Arroyo not occupying a 40-man spot while on the 60-day DL, the Reds will give him ample time to recover before he ultimately makes a decision about his future with the team. Brandon Finnegan (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day DL in a corresponding roster move.
Arroyo was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right shoulder strain. This move comes on the heels of Arroyo's loss to the Dodgers on Sunday, after which he admitted that his bothersome shoulder had him contemplating retirement. The 40-year-old has struggled so far this season, compiling a 7.35 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 71 innings. He'll head to the disabled list to allow his shoulder to fully recover before ultimately making a decision about his future with the Reds. Ariel Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Pensacola in a corresponding move to fortify the bullpen, but it's not immediately clear who will replace Arroyo in the rotation for his next scheduled turn Friday against the Nationals.
Arroyo said his shoulder was "barking" after his start Sunday against the Dodgers and acknowledged that he's considering retirement, MLB.com 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.
Arroyo (3-6) allowed five runs on seven hits and no walks across three innings in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers. He struck out three. Arroyo ran into trouble in a three-run second inning, in which opposing pitcher Kenta Maeda tagged him for a two-run double, and he allowed another pair on a two-run home run from Logan Forsythe in the third. He threw 76 percent of his pitches for strikes as he labored through three frames, but he missed over the plate with regularity and was made to pay the price. Now 40 years of age, Arroyo simply hasn't been ably to string solid outings together this season and has seen his ERA balloon to 7.35 through 71 innings. He is currently scheduled to start Saturday against the Nationals, but another poor outing could cost him his spot in the rotation.
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