Aug 19, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) pitches during the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Bronson Arroyo returning to Reds ‘very unlikely’

When free agency broke, pitcher Bronson Arroyo quickly became one of the most in demand arms on the market considering his former team, the Cincinnati Reds didn’t extend him a qualifying offer. The lack of such meant any team that signed Arroyo wouldn’t have to forfeit a draft pick, making him a very attractive target.

However, Arroyo, soon to be 37 had a relatively high asking price for his services – a number which scared a handful of interested teams like the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers away.

That lead to a reduced market for Arroyo, who recently engaged in conversations with the Reds about a return. However, that scenario appears ‘very unlikely‘ according to the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Free agent Bronson Arroyo is still out there and probably will to sign for less that this point, but he’s still unlikely out of the Reds’ price range.

“I don’t see how we make it fit financially,” Jocketty said.

Nearing their payroll cap, the Reds simply don’t have the available funds for Arroyo or anybody else at this point.

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  • metalhead65

    good they do not need him anymore. Cingrani can fill his role in the rotation and if Cueto comes back there would be no room for him in the rotation any way. he did his job with the reds but it is time to move on. what good are all those innings when you get 2 good starts a month out of them? the last thing the reds need to do is commit that much money to a almost 49 year old pitcher who can lose at any time and when he does it is over then and now. the longer he is left in the more runs will score.