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Bronson Arroyo says career is likely over

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Bronson Arroyo said his baseball career is likely over.

The Reds placed him on the 60-day disabled list Monday with a shoulder injury, but Arroyo says he’s likely thrown his last game.

“Yeah, I think so,” said Arroyo during an in-game interview with FOX Sports Ohio. “I mean, there could always be that chance you get one inning in September as a tip of the cap to the fans, but probably not.”

Arroyo conceded that he’s just now starting to realize how injured his shoulder is now that anti-inflammatory medication is easing off. He also said he’s feeling pain and discomfort in his pitching elbow.

Arroyo last pitched on June 18th against the Dodgers.

“I’m going to enjoy the ride with these guys for the next three months, but the last time you see me pitch is against the Dodgers, I think.”

Arroyo completed his comeback by starting 14 games for the Reds this season after missing the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons with arm injuries.

Arroyo won 108 games in nine seasons with the Reds (including the 2017 season).

“Had I not made it back to the big leagues, I would’ve been very disappointed,” added Arroyo. “I knew I had at least one big league win left in me and I just wanted to grind back up that mound. After getting back here, it worked out pretty well, but I came and did what I set out to do – help the young guys and help the comradery in the clubhouse. And, walk away in the uniform I’m most comfortable in.”

Arroyo will remain on the team until the end of the season.

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