Bronson Arroyo is looking for a new three-year contract this winter, and feels he can be effective as he approaches age 40, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
“I feel I can pitch effectively at 37, 38, and 39 years old. I’ve never missed a start. Never been injured. I’m not a max-effort guy out there, so there’s no big-time wear and tear on me,” Arroyo said, according to Cafardo.
Arroyo believes his time with the Reds is over, although he will consider the Reds in free agency this winter.
“I have no preference on where I want to pitch but I’ll certainly consider the team, their chances of winning, and all of that,” Arroyo explained to Cafardo. “I loved Cincinnati but I don’t think they’re in position to give me what I want.”
Cafardo lists the Blue Jays, Orioles, Brewers, Cubs, Giants, Pirates, Cardinals, and Dodgers as possible destinations for Arroyo this winter.
Yesterday, Mike Puma of the New York Post said the Mets could target Arroyo this winter.
For Matthew Cerrone’s and Michael Baron’s thoughts on Arroyo, click here.
Statistics and information on Bronson Arroyo...
Arroyo, 36, went 13-12 with a 3.79 ERA in 32 starts with 32 walks and 124 strikeouts while allowing a league-high 32 home runs in 202 innings with the Reds in 2013.
Arroyo just completed a three-year, $36 million contract he signed with Cincinnati before the 2011 season – he earned $6.5 million in 2013.