The writing has been on the wall with respect to Bronson Arroyo for quite some time. He won't be back in a Reds uniform when the 2014 comes around.
However, the 36-year-old free agent will be suiting up for some major league team, and as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports, three of those potential teams include the Giants, Phillies, and Twins. According to Cafardo, each of those teams have made contact with Arroyo's agent, although no formal offers have been made. The Mets have also been linked to Arroyo.
The native Floridian has developed the reputation of being as durable as any pitcher in baseball over the past decade. Since 2005, Arroyo has thrown more than 200 innings in every season except one, and he barely missed eclipsing the mark that year (2011) when he tallied 199. Perhaps more impressive than that is the fact that Arroyo has never spent any time on the disabled list in his entire professional career.
The Reds did not make Arroyo a qualifying offer last week, which would have been one-year, $14.1 million, so there is no draft pick compensation associated with him.
Via Hardball Talk