The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t been very active with signings as the biggest move they made was signing free agent pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year $10 million deal. Prior to signing Haren, the Dodgers were rumored to have had interest in pitcher Bronson Arroyo, but that’s no longer the case.
The Dodgers are still waiting for Masahiro Tanaka to be posted and are considered one of the favorites to land the Japanese pitcher, which is why Arroyo in no longer a target for the Dodgers. Arroyo had a record of 14-9 with a 3.79 ERA in 32 appearances last season. Arroyo has been one of the most durable pitchers in the majors, starting 32 games in each of the last nine seasons.
Arroyo has been in Cincinnati since 2006, but is looking for a new home this off-season. Arroyo is looking for a multi-year deal and that might be the reason the Dodgers have backed off their initial interest in the 36-year old right hander.
It would be wise for the Dodgers to add more pitcher since last year they began the season with very good depth, but injuries caused that depth to diminish. The Dodgers should be getting a healthy Josh Beckett at the beginning of Spring Training and Chad Billingsley during the season, but there’s now way to tell how durable they’ll be.
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