Another day, another member of the Arizona Diamondbacks heads to the disabled list. For the first time in his 15-year career, Bronson Arroyo will be put on the shelf. The right-hander was diagnosed with tendinitis in his pitching elbow. Although he is on the 15-day DL, the team expects Arroyo to miss a few weeks as he rests his ailing arm. In his place, Roger Kieschnick was recalled from Triple A Reno, his second stint this year in Arizona.
After a very poor beginning, Arroyo has rebounded to become the most steady member of the shaky D’back starting rotation. He won just the day before the announcement giving up only one run in five innings during a victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The veteran leads the Snakes in victories with seven and has lowered his ERA to 4.08 after being as high as 9.95 in mid-April. His elbow has been giving him issues for the last three weeks resulting in a noticeable drop in his velocity.
We wish Arroyo a speedy recovery and hope he can maintain his success upon his return.