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Bronson Arroyo has a bulging disk, out 7-10 days

Mar 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Bronson Arroyo‘s durability was his primary selling point as a 37-year-old free agent, but his stint with the Diamondbacks has started with an injury.

Steve Gilbert of reports that Arroyo has a bulging disk in his back and is expected to be out for 7-10 days. He was scratched from Tuesday’s scheduled start and sent for an MRI exam, followed by an epidural.

Arroyo, who talked publicly in the middle of the offseason about not receiving any offers from teams, ended up signing a two-year, $23.5 million deal with Arizona. Gilbert notes that Arroyo had a similar issue in 2011 and he ended up starting 32 games and throwing 199 innings, which is actually his only season with fewer than 200 innings since 2004.

  1. dluxxx - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    I had a bulging disk in high school, and it nagged me for over a year. I still have back issues to this day, and I think some of that relates back to the old injury. Not a fun thing to deal with. You can do most normal stuff, but flexibility and core movements can be severely limited….

  2. jgd3rd - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Now we know one of the probable reasons BA didn’t come to contract terms with the Orioles. Ha!

  3. therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    That doesn’t sound half bad. Ha. Get it ? Hello..hello ? Is this mic on ?

  4. philliesblow - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Seek immediate medical attention if your bulging disk last more than 4 hours.

  5. nsstlfan - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Now we see why he picked the Diamondbacks over the O’s. You never know but this might have shown up in his physical and got the deal voided.

  6. zdravit - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Good. Do the world a favor and retire so we can see Bradley.

  7. thebirdsareback - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Yup…he definitely wouldnt of passed the O’s physical lmfao

  8. disgracedfury - Mar 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    All that talk about how he is durable all these years and now he is injured. When you hit 37 it goes year to year on how you perform.

  9. r8rnuck - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    i initially read this as bronson arroyo has a bulging dick…
    don’t lie, you did too

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