Bronson Arroyo receives organization’s highest honor in Hall of Fame election
Arroyo was traded to the Reds before the 2006 season. After being part of the 2004 Boston Red Sox team that broke the curse and won the World Series, Arroyo was traded to the Reds in exchange for the former slugger of Cincinnati Wily Mo Pena.
Once there, Arroyo became a fixture in the Reds’ rotation for eight years. From 2006 to 2013, Arroyo went 105-94 with a 4.05 ERA and started 265 games. Arroyo was the definition of a workaholic.
Bronson Arroyo was one of five players included in the 2023 Modern Player Hall of Fame ballot. Arroyo, along with former rotation teammate Aaron Harang, Gold Glove Award-winning third baseman Scott Rolen, the closer Francisco Cordero and infielder Aaron Boone.
The Reds Hall of Fame was founded in 1958 and with the addition of Arroyo its members will now number 91. Arroyo will be the 29th listed pitcher, joining Reds greats such as Jack Billingham, Pedro Borbón and Don Gullett.
Bronson Arroyo ranks sixth in Cincinnati Reds history with 1,157 punches. Arroyo pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014, then missed the entirety of 2015 and 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Arroyo returned to kick off his final major league season in the city of Cincinnati at the age of 40. That year, Arryo’s farewell tour saw the right-hander go 3-7 and post 7.35 ERA in just 71 innings. Outside of a single season (2011) in which he pitched 199 innings, Arroyo eclipsed 200 innings pitched each season he wore a Reds uniform.
Bronson Arroyo is well deserving of this honor and will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame next summer. Congratulations!