Bronson Arroyo, a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, is expected to miss seven to 10 days after receiving an epidural injection for an inflamed disk in his back on Wednesday, Mar.5, according to an article on ESPN.com. Right-hand pitcher Bo Schultz replaced Arroyo in the rotation on Sunday against San Diego.
Arroyo, who signed a two-year, $23.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Feb. 7, felt discomfort on Tuesday, Mar. 4, while running during warm-ups. He had an MRI, which showed an inflamed disk.
“[The doctors] just want it to calm down before he starts throwing again,” general manager Kevin Towers told reporters Wednesday. “Of course, Arroyo doesn’t think it’ll take that long. We’ll just have to play it by ear to see how he’s feeling.”
Arroyo has never been on the disabled list during a major league career in which he’s surpassed 200 innings in eight of the past nine seasons.
Arroyo is 138-127 with a 4.19 ERA over 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, Boston and Cincinnati. In 2006, he had pitched for the Reds for eight years, when they chose him from the Red Sox in a trade for outfielder Wily Mo Pena. He was 14-12 with a 3.79 ERA and 124 strikeouts last season. Arroyo has surpassed the 200-inning mark in eight of the past nine seasons, according to an article on ESPN.com.