Saturday, January 25, 2014

Bronson Arroyo eyeing move to West Coast?

Born and raised in Florida, and having pitched on the East Coast for the entire duration of his MLB career, pitching on the West Coast would be a change of scenery for the veteran Bronson Arroyo. However, given the way the market has panned out for starting pitchers, the 36-year-old could very well be pitching in Los Angeles this season.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Arroyo's representatives had some sort of discussion with the Dodgers, after the big market club missed the boat on landing coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The Dodgers are in need of some pitching depth due to health concerns with Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley. And what better move to make to resolve those issues than by adding a guy with such a great track record of durability?

Additionally, the Angels are also said to be interested in Arroyo's services. This too is according to a report by Heyman. But the CBS Sports baseball writer also reported that the Halos are content to go into spring with the roster they have.

The Seattle Mariners are another West Coast team rumored to be intrigued by Arroyo. They are looking to shore up their rotation following some big winter moves involving the signing of free agents Robinson Cano and Kentucky native Corey Hart.

Outside of those destinations, the Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and Pittsburgh Pirates have also been recently connected to Arroyo. The Reds were once rumored to be in the mix, but general manager Walt Jocketty shot those ambitions down following the winter meetings, saying the club just couldn't afford to give the right-hander what he wants.

Which organization do you believe Arroyo will end up signing with?

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