Although #Reds have met with the agent for Bronson Arroyo in the last 24 hours, they're telling clubs they expect him to sign elsewhere.On Tuesday, it was reported the Reds had met with Bronson Arroyo's agent to talk about a possible deal that would bring the veteran right-hander back to the Queen City. Although still unlikely at the time, it appeared the Reds had a legitimate shot at actually making a deal come to fruition.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 12, 2013
However, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore, as Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has reported that Cincinnati fully expects Arroyo to sign elsewhere, essentially ending any and all hope Reds fans may have of witnessing Arroyo pitch in a Reds uniform next season.
The Minnesota Twins and New York Mets appear to be the top suitors for Arroyo at this stage in the offseason.