When free agency began, the Los Angeles Dodgers seemed to have heavy interest in pitcher Bronson Arroyo.
No deal ever manifested – likely because Arroyo was asking for significant money and years, which is why the veteran arm still remains in free agency while many of his counterparts have signed new contracts.
That said – Arroyo is still garnering significant interest around the league, including from the Dodgers who are likely to reach out to Arroyo once again if they miss out on the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes.
Per Fox Sports:
If Tanaka signs with another club, free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo will be on the short list of starting pitchers the Dodgers will pursue, sources say.
The Dodgers and the New York Yankees have been rumored to be the front runners for Tanaka, so Arroyo is clearly ‘Plan B’ but Los Angeles could certainly do worse if they miss out on Tanaka and sign Arroyo.
It’s been said that Arroyo, soon to be 37, is seeking a three-year deal – though Los Angeles prefers to give a two-year deal at max.