Arizona Diamondbacks right handed starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo underwent successful Tommy John Surgery on Tuesday, the day of the 85th All Star Game. He is expected to be out till at least the middle of next season. The surgery was performed by doctors Michael Lee and Don Sheridan. The Snakes signed him in the offseason because of his history of durability and to bring a veteran presence and consistent presence in the starting rotation. Like most of the moves this team has made this past offseason, this one hasn’t quit worked out.
Arroyo gave the Diamondbacks 14 starts before suffering the torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament. He believes he suffered the injury in a May 13th start against the Nationals at Chase Field in which he out dueled Stephan Strasburg throwing a complete game shutout.
He signed a two year 23.5 Million deal in the offseason. Arroyo pitched ok in his 14 starts but the bottom line is Arizona hasn’t revived a great return on that investment. He had a 4.08 era in 86 innings and then he went down with the injury.