MLB Rumors: Baltimore Orioles interested in Bronson Arroyo

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

The Baltimore Orioles have seemingly waited for months in regards to a potential retirement decision from starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, but they can wait no longer.

Burnett, who expressed interest in pitching with the Orioles has still yet to decide on his potential retirement plans and Baltimore, still in need of starting pitching has decided to explore the remaining market.

One such name they have apparent interest in is Bronson Arroyo, who earlier today was reportedly being courted by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Orioles having ongoing discussions with free agent Bronson Arroyo. Dodgers also have interest in Arroyo, as @Ken_Rosenthal and I reported.

Arroyo was one of the premier free agent targets available this offseason due to the fact his former team, the Cincinnati Reds decided to not extend him a qualifying offer. That meant whomever signed Arroyo wouldn’t be forced to forfeit a draft pick, however elevated salary requests and three-year deal at minimum made teams shy away.

Now with the free agent pool slowly drying up, it’s likely Arroyo will find a home though he may wait until the market is set, which will be when fellow free agent Masahiro Tanaka signs in the coming days/weeks.

Topics: Baltimore Orioles, Bronson Arroyo

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