Washington Nationals sign Bronson Arroyo to minor-league deal

Wednesday January 27th, 2016

The Washington Nationals have signed pitcher Bronson Arroyo to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Tuesday.

Arroyo did not pitch last season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He most recently played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014, making 14 starts. Arroyo was 7–4 with a 4.08 ERA with the Diamondbacks. 

Before joining Arizona, Arroyo spent eight seasons with the Reds. He has also pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox. In his career, Arroyo has made 369 starts, compiling a 145–131 record with 1,526 strikeouts and a 4.19 ERA.

The Nationals have been looking for pitching this off-season, reportedly making bids to sign Darren O'Day and Mike Leake during free agency. Arroyo will turn 39 in February.

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