After Sunday’s game, Bronson Arroyo indicated that day’s start might have been his last.
Here are five things about Arroyo that will be missed:
1. He’s a fighter. During his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014, Arroyo tore his ulnar collateral ligament off the bone, requiring Tommy John elbow surgery. He rejoined the Reds this season after not pitching in 2015 or 2016.
2. He’s a veteran. Having first debuted in the summer of 2000, Arroyo has been a member of a major or minor league team for almost 17 years. At 40 years old, he’s become a veteran in the league that has outlasted many pitchers.
3. In 2005, he released an album. Titled Covering the Bases,” Arroyo released the cover album with songs from bands like Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters and Incubus. He performed with Pearl Jam at a 2016 concert.
4. He has performed. Besides winning the World Series in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox, Arroyo has received eight awards from the Cincinnati Reds during his time with them.
5. He works to give. Arroyo has donated to and run charity events throughout his career. In 2007, he donated $100 for every strikeout to Home’s for our Troops, raising $15,600. Arroyo performed at a benefit concert to help raise $35,000 for the Reds Community Fund in 2006.
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