Arroyo extension close?
Foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Bronson Arroyo’s extension could get completed this week and be for two years. Including the option that was picked up on Thursday, the three-year total of the deal could be worth $36-$39 million. Rosenthal did not indicate whether he had a source that provided this information.
As had already been reported on MLB.com, this extension has been in the works since early October, as GM Walt Jocketty indicated during the playoffs. The amount sounds in line with what Arroyo has been earning the past couple of seasons.
Talking to Arroyo’s agent, Terry Bross, Monday morning, there was no tipping of the hand that the deal would be done soon. In fact, he said very, very little but here is the quote anyway.
“There have been discussions but I wouldn’t say I’m optimistic or pessimistic,” Bross said. “It’d be premature to comment that anything is imminent or not imminent.”
— Mark Sheldon