June 25, 2006
Arroyo to Solve Bullpen Woes
CINCINNATI, OH -- Manager Jerry Narron announced this afternoon that star pitcher Bronson Arroyo will move to the Cincinnati bullpen to bolster the relievers.
“One thing we're really lacking is a solid long reliever and spot starter,” said Narron. “It will be nice to finally have someone with some real relieving experience that we can count on out of the 'pen.”
Arroyo was an innings eater who notched a few key starts in the post-season for the Boston Red Sox. Boston traded him to Cincinnati for Wily Mo Peña just before the season began.
“He said he'd rather pitch out of the Boston bullpen than start for anyone else,” said Narron. “This move gets him halfway there.”