Sep 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) takes the field during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Bronson Arroyo to sign with Dodgers or Diamondbacks

Although free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo prefers to pitch on the East Coast, the veteran starter will be making his way West, this according to Jim Bowden.

The ESPN scribe noted on Twitter this afternoon that Arroyo will either sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers or Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arroyo might prefer the “East Coast” but he’s soon going to sign with a “West Coast” team according to a source #Diamondbacks or #Dodgers

Arroyo had been in the market for a three-year deal throughout the entire free agent process but recently had to back off such a demand as no team would shell out that type of contract for a 37-year-old arm.

It was reported earlier in the week that the Arizona Diamondbacks held a slight advantage in signing Arroyo, though it’s unknown if such an advantage still exists.

The former Cincinnati Reds pitcher would likely fill in as either a fourth or fifth starter for both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.

The Toronto Blue Jays were also said to have interest in Arroyo, but apparently they’ve decided against such or the interest was not mutual.

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