Diamondbacks trade rumors: Bronson Arroyo needs Tommy John surgery

Justin Edmonds

The veteran right-hander will not be traded this summer.

Cross Bronson Arroyo's name off the Diamondbacks' for-sale list. The veteran right-hander told reporters today that he will have season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, meaning that he won't be traded in advance of the trade deadline.

Arroyo, who signed a two-year, $23.5M deal with Arizona in February, finished his season with a 7-4 record and 4.08 ERA in 14 starts. This will be the first time since 2004 that he won't reach the 175-inning mark for a season.

The Diamondbacks, who are being viewed as one of the most aggressive sellers in baseball after moving Joe Thatcher, Tony Campana and Brandon McCarthy over the weekend, were reportedly exploring the idea of moving Arroyo for younger pieces this summer. Obviously, that won't be the case now, and Arroyo will return next season and reclaim his place in the D-Backs rotation.

Before the season, Arizona's rotation was expected to be Patrick Corbin, Wade Miley, Arroyo, McCarthy and Trevor Cahill. Corbin and Arroyo went down with Tommy John surgery, McCarthy struggled and was eventually traded, and Cahill is currently in the minors as he works his way back after struggling this season. With so many question marks in the rotation at the moment, the team is turning to Miley, Josh Collmenter, Chase Anderson, Vidal Nuno and Mike Bolsinger to eat innings as they try to escape the NL West cellar.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker