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Report: The Twins still like free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo

Nov 25, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

It was reported two weeks ago that the Twins were in talks with free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo and Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors hears that the two sides could still be a match.

Arroyo, who turns 37 in February, could be looking at a similar framework to the two-year, $23 million deal the Giants gave to right-hander Tim Hudson last week. Of course, Arroyo isn’t coming off a broken ankle, so it would be no surprise if his contract came in a little higher.

Arroyo posted a 3.79 ERA and 124/34 K/BB ratio over 32 starts with the Reds this year and has hurled at least 199 innings in nine straight years. While he’s far from an ace, he would be a welcome addition for a rotation which ranked dead-last in the majors this year with a 5.26 ERA.

  1. gothapotamus90210 - Nov 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Arroyo’s hippy-like hair and guitar would’ve fit in well in SF. Too bad they signed Hudson.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Nov 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    That would be a good signing.

    He will really be a solid addition to another playing-out-the-string season.

  3. pisano - Nov 26, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    I don’t know how good he’d be in the AL with the DH. I read a blog the other day, and believe it or not, Arroyo gives up more HR’s than Phil (homer) Hughes now friends, that’s really giving up some bombs. If I remember correctly, one year he gave up 40 HR’s, you stat guys will know for sure.

    • Cris E - Nov 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      I was going to point out that the guy was pitching in CIN and deserved some slack, but I went and checked first. Here’s something weird: he made 19 starts at home and 13 on the road and he gave up 19 HR at home and 13 on the road. I guess he saw the HR stats for Target Field and suddenly the Twins are in the running.

  4. defeetrexryan - Nov 26, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    That ERA will shoot up well north of 4.00 with a DH. He’s no spring chicken either. However, just about ANYBODY is an upgrade to this pathetic rotation, and let’s face it, aces with ERAs south of 3.00 aren’t exactly in high supply.

  5. spicyjimbolaya - Nov 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Sign Johan Santana already.

  6. zzalapski - Nov 26, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    B-Ref has Kyle Lohse, Kevin Tapani, Scott Erickson, and Brad Radke among his comps. Which would explain why the Twins really like him.

  7. moogro - Nov 26, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    They’ll be calling him an ace by April.

  8. spc7ray - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    where are the Angels-are they doing anything? they need at least 2 starters they have money and players–get it done

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