Minneapolis, MN - The Minnesota Twins are looking for starting pitching help and they could very well make a move to sign former Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo. According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Press, the Minnesota Twins could very well make a three-year offer to Arroyo soon. They have yet to make that offer, but the two sides have been discussing a deal and there is definite mutual interest.
Bronson Arroyo will be turning 37 in February, but he has been known as one of the most dependable, durable pitchers in the game recently. He posted a 14-12 record last season with a 3.79 ERA and 124 strikeouts to go along with those numbers. While they aren’t great numbers, they would certainly be a help to the Twins’ starting rotation which was poor at best for the most part of last season.
Minnesota isn’t the only team that is talking with Arroyo and showing major interest in the veteran pitcher. The Phillies, Giants, Dodgers, Orioles, and Angels have also expressed interested in his services.
This may not be the flashy move that many are expecting to see the Twins try to create this offseason, but he’s a great, steady pitcher to be the #3 or #4 guy in the rotation. Rumors are flying around that Matt Garza could be the flashy acquisition that the Twins try to make this offseason, but either way Arroyo would be a nice addition to their rotation. As we’ve reported, no offer has been made quite yet by the Twins, but the two sides are certainly working there way in that direction.
Evan Massey is the Lead Editor for Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.