By Jason Shetler
According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Pirates are among seven clubs interested in free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo. The Braves, Orioles, Nationals, Padres, Phillies and Reds are the others.
Arroyo began his big league career with the Pirates in 2000, pitching for them until 2003. The slender, veteran righty was with the Boston Red Sox during their World Series title run in 2004. Arroyo signed with the Cincinnati Reds prior to 2006, and pitched eight seasons for them. He made 14 starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 where he posted 4.08 ERA along with a 1.29 WHIP before having Tommy John surgery. Arroyo missed all of this year recovering from the procedure. Perhaps Arroyo’s best trait is his durability, as he’s pitched 200 or more innings in eight of his last ten seasons.