Arroyo (shoulder) will retire following the 2017 season, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Arroyo pitched 14 games this season before being placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury at the latter end of June. It had been believed that his professional career would come to an end following the season, and that will indeed be the case. During his 16-year career, Arroyo threw for a 4.28 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 419 games.
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.
Arroyo allowed nine runs on 13 hits over 4.2 innings in Monday's loss to the Padres. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.
With two more home runs allowed Monday, Arroyo's major-league-leading total now sits at 22 through 63.1 innings. The 40-year-old has a 7.01 ERA and 1.56 WHIP, and he has just three quality starts in 13 turns this year. The Reds have praised Arroyo as a clubhouse leader and by all accounts will continue to let him eat innings, at least until a few other starters get healthy.
Arroyo (3-4) gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.2 innings while striking out four but escaped with a no-decision in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Cardinals.
The veteran righty was on the hook for a loss until the Reds rallied for five runs in the seventh inning. Arroyo is now stumbling along with a 6.25 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, but he could be in a good spot for a rebound outing in his next start Monday in San Diego.
Arroyo (3-4) allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four across five innings but didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Phillies.
Arroyo gave up three solo homers to account for all of the damage, and after the Reds came up with a run in the sixth inning, he was taken off the hook for a potential loss. With a 6.62 ERA on the year, he's an extremely weak fantasy option. He'll make his next start Friday against the Braves.
Arroyo will make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Phillies, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Arroyo was initially tabbed for Friday night, but with Thursday's contest in Cleveland getting rained out, he'll move back a day to keep Tim Adleman on track to start. Arroyo will now take on Jerad Eickhoff in the second game of the series.
Arroyo (3-4) gave up six runs over 5.1 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rockies. He allowed nine hits, including four homers, while walking two, hitting one and striking out four.
Despite Arroyo's ERA climbing to 6.75 with the outing, Reds manager Bryan Price doesn't intend to remove him from the starting rotation soon, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "Certainly, he's a veteran pitcher. He's a quality human being and he's a big part of the culture here in our clubhouse," Price said. "It's a challenging game. It's unforgiving. It doesn't even respect the best of people or the best of pitchers and players. I just have a lot of optimism with him because he knows how to pitch and he's been a winner." We'll see how the plans are altered once some of the Reds' injured starters (Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan) begin to return.
Arroyo (3-3) allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. He struck out one.
Arroyo was working himself out of trouble from the outset of this contest, allowing four runs in the first two innings, including a 462-foot bomb to Kyle Schwarber. The rocky outing inflated Arroyo's ERA to an ugly 6.31 on the season. Although he threw the ball well in his last two outings prior to this loss, it's hard to recommend him even as a streaming option at this point. He draws a tough matchup on Sunday against the Rockies.
Arroyo (3-2) held the Giants to two runs over six innings Thursday, giving up six hits (including two solo homers) and a walk, striking out three.
Arroyo left the game with a 2-2 tie, and the Reds rallied later to get the win. Because he's such a low-strikeout pitcher (only once has he topped four strikeouts in an outing), he's very difficult to roster. but he's starting to fulfill the role the Reds envisioned when they signed him. Starting the last two games against the Giants has helped. His next two starts are at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, then home against the Rockies.
Arroyo (3-2) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.1 innings to earn the win Friday against the Giants.
Arroyo was provided a 10-2 lead before exiting the contest after throwing 95 pitches. Despite the solid effort, his 6.54 ERA makes him a player to avoid in most fantasy leagues. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Giants.
Arroyo couldn't get out of the fifth inning Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks, striking out just two batters.
Arroyo hadn't allowed a run heading into the fifth inning when it all fell apart -- he faced four batters in that fifth inning without retiring anyone. His ERA rose to 7.20 with the result.
Arroyo has been confirmed as Sunday's starter against the Cardinals, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.
Saturday's game was rained out, so the Reds will just bump everyone back a day in the rotation, setting up Arroyo to face Mike Leake in the final game of the weekend series. Arroyo is one of the worst starting pitchers in the game, sporting a 6.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 18-percent strikeout rate through four starts.
Arroyo's start Saturday has been postponed due to bad weather, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.
Arroyo will presumably be pushed back to start Sunday against the Cardinals, but that has not yet been announced.
Arroyo (2-2) allowed just two runs on three hits while striking out seven batters over six innings during Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Arroyo isn't going to overpower anyone, but he was crafty and kept the Cubs guessing all afternoon. While the veteran has shown improvement with each start of the campaign, he's now allowed six home runs and owns a 6.86 ERA (5.79 FIP). Additionally, his seven strikeouts are unlikely to be a common occurrence after he fanned just nine batters through his first three 2017 outings. Arroyo lines up to face the Cardinals next.
Arroyo (1-2) notched his first win of the year Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings against Baltimore. He struck out four.
This wasn't exactly an impressive outing, but it was certainly better than what Arroyo offered in his first two starts (11 runs in 10 innings in a pair of losses). He may have a rotation spot in Cincy for now, but with Arroyo as homer-prone as ever -- five already -- it's hard to imagine the 40-year-old holding down much in the way of fantasy value.
Arroyo (0-2) allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers. He struck out two.
Remarkably the 40-year-old needed only 80 pitches to get through those six innings, but that's just a sign the Brewers weren't afraid to swing their bats early and often against Arroyo. His return to Cincinnati has been predictably poor so far, as he has a 9.90 ERA through 10 innings and has coughed up four homers already, and the Reds might soon decide to let Cody Reed get another chance in the rotation if Arroyo can't start delivering some quality innings as opposed to just quantity. His problems keeping the ball in the park might cost him once again in his next start, at home Wednesday against the slugging Orioles.
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