Report: Phillies Interested in Signing Bronson Arroyo
According to Nick Cafardo, the Phillies have contacted the agent for Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo.
The San Francisco Giants and Minnesota have also contacted his agent.
Arroyo has been one of the most durable pitchers in baseball throwing at least 199 innings in each of his last nine seasons. The 36-year old won 14 games last year for a Reds team that won 90 games last season.
The Reds declined an opportunity to make Arroyo a 1-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer, thus his free agency is not tied to any draft pick compensation.
Arroyo has been with the Reds since 2006 after being traded by the Red Sox in exchange for Willy Mo Pena. He later signed a contract extension with the club. Arroyo was part of the Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series team, their first championship since 1918.
It's been previously reported that Arroyo is searching for a three year deal.