Reds’ Arroyo confirms his career is probably over

Reds starter Bronson Arroyo reacts after giving up a home run against the Dodgers on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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Reds starter Bronson Arroyo reacts after giving up a home run against the Dodgers on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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Reds moved veteran pitcher to 60-day DL on Monday

Bronson Arroyo confirmed Monday what Cincinnati Reds fan have suspected since his postgame comments following his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 18.

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In an interview Monday with Jim Day, of Fox Sports Ohio during Monday afternoon’s game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals,  Arroyo was asked if that was the last appearance of his 16-year career.

“Yeah, I think so,” Arroyo said. “Probably the last time I’m going to throw. There could always be that chance you could get that one inning in September just as the tip of a hat to the fans but probably not. Now that a lot of the anti-inflammatories are bleeding out of my system, I’m realizing how banged up my shoulder is, and the elbow is starting to bother me as well. I’m enjoying the ride with these guys for the last three months, but the last time you saw me pitch was against the Dodgers, I think.”

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The Reds moved Arroyo from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL on Monday before a game against the Cardinals in St. Louis. He was 3-6 with a 7.35 ERA in 14 starts.

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