Injured Reds starter DeSclafani could pitch next week
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani could make his spring training debut next Monday after missing a couple of weeks with a sore elbow.
DeSclafani is scheduled to throw in the bullpen on Friday as a final test before getting into a game. He was picked as the Reds' opening day starter last year before a strained oblique landed him on the disabled list during spring training. He ended up missing the first two months of the season.
Right-hander Bronson Arroyo is scheduled to make his first spring training appearance on Sunday against Milwaukee. The 40-year-old pitcher is still trying to recover from Tommy John surgery performed more than two years ago.
The Reds have an opening in the rotation. Arroyo is willing to pitch out of the bullpen, if needed.