Cincinnati Reds: Bronson Arroyo Signs 3-Year, $35 Million Extension

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIDecember 4, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 08:  Bronson Arroyo #61 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on October 8, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Reds fans will get to see Bronson Arroyo's high leg kick again in 2011.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Cincinnati Reds and starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo have agreed on an extension worth $35 million for the next three years.

Arroyo is coming off his best season with the Reds where he won 17 games, a career high.

Arroyo, 33, finished the 2010 season with a 17-10 record and a 3.88 era during 215 innings of work. Arroyo has sure been an innings eater having pitched over 200 innings in all of his five seasons with the Reds.

This is a big move for the Reds because Arroyo keeps some stability in the Reds rotation.

Arroyo has always been known to give the Reds innings and as long as he remains healthy, he will continue to do so during his next three seasons within Cincinnati.

Certainly, Arroyo did post quality numbers in a contract year, but the fact remains that he also put up solid numbers during his previous four years with the Reds.

The Reds are surely excited to bring Arroyo back next season to defend their National League Central Division title, and to make another run at the playoffs.

Having Arroyo back in a Reds uniform will sure help Cincinnati do that.


Source:  Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Twitter