A darkhorse has emerged in the bidding for Bronson Arroyo.
According to Mike Berardino of TwinCities.com, "talks continue to heat up" between the Minnesota Twins and former Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo. The Twins have reportedly been scouring through Arroyo's medical records and have previously discussed contract details with his representatives while in Orlando for baseball's general managers' meetings.
Arroyo, who will be 37-years-old on Opening Day next season, is rumored to be seeking a two or three year deal in the neighborhood of $10 million to $13 million per season. Minnesota is apparently fond of the fact of Arroyo's knack for durability and dependability.
The Florida native has eclipsed the 200-inning mark in eight of the last nine seasons and only two big league pitchers have thrown more innings since 2005 than Arroyo's 1895.67 (C.C. Sabathia and Dan Haren). Furthermore, Arroyo has never spent any time on the disabled list in his career, making every start from minor leagues to present day.
Arroyo did not receive a qualifying offer from the Reds after spending the last eight years in Cincinnati. So, it won't cost the team who signs him a compensatory draft pick.
The Twins currently boast a starting rotation that includes Kevin Correia, Samuel Deduno, Kyle Gibson, Vance Worley, and Scott Diamond.
Via Hardball Talk