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NL Central Notes: Reds likely sign Bronson Arroyo, Brewers could land Matt Wieters

Here’s the latest from around the National League Central.

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The Reds are likely to sign former Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Arroyo pitched with the Reds for eight seasons and eventually joined Arizona, where he was plagued by shoulder injuries and as a result has yet to pitch in the majors since. His last full season came in 2013, when he posted a 3.79 ERA and 4.49 FIP over 202 innings with Cincinnati.

Because he hasn’t pitched in the majors for two seasons, it’s unlikely Arroyo receives an extensive or multi-year deal.

Here is the latest from around the National League Central:

  • We already know the Cubs have one of the best rosters around, but with so many qualified players, it might be challenging for all of them to receive playing time.

  • Yadier Molina is one of the best catchers in the game, but the Cardinals could be in a position to use him behind the plate less often.

  • There is a chance the Brewers sign free agent catcher Matt Wieters this offseason, according to multiple reports.

  • The ZiPS projections for 2017 are very, very optimistic about Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who was consistently mentioned in trade rumors this winter.

  • Cincinnati signed Scott Feldman to a one-year deal earlier this week.