Still battling mono, Arroyo feeling better daily
Reds starter pitches into seventh in final Cactus League tuneup
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Finesse pitchers are supposed to be even more effective when worn down -- a condition that adds life to their pitches -- but Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo took that to extremes on Tuesday.Making his final preseason tuneup days after being diagnosed with mononucleosis, Arroyo stayed sharp for 6 1/3 innings against the Indians, allowing six hits and two runs in Cincinnati's 8-3 getaway victory. "I felt good. I can't stop coughing, but I feel good," Arroyo, set to start the Reds' third regular-season game, said after his 100-pitch outing. "I'm feeling better every day.
2010 Spring Training - Cincinnati Reds
News & Features
- Bailey shuts down D-backs to close out Spring Training
- Hamilton scores in split-squad action vs. Indians
- No issues for Arroyo in final spring start
- Reds planning final roster cuts Saturday
- Reds release catcher Olivo
Sights & Sounds
Spring Training Info
Players starting off on the 15-day disabled list don't actually have to wait 15 days into the season to be activated, since that status reverts to the day after their last exhibition game appearance, to a maximum of nine days. Thus, Johnny Cueto is eligible to come off the list on April 6, Homer Bailey on April 8, Jose Arredondo on April 9 and Fred Lewis on April 11. ... Although right-hander Jared Burton reported having passed a variety of stress tests after leaving his Monday outing with shoulder discomfort, he will be further examined Wednesday in Cincinnati. ... Drew Stubbs -- the primary leadoff hitter last season before Orlando Cabrera and Brandon Phillips took over the role -- has been reinstated atop the lineup by manager Dusty Baker, who wants him to "just play, and not worry about walks and on-base percentage." ... Travis Wood pitched one inning Tuesday in a Minor League game against Class A Huntsville, making 10 pitches and getting two strikeouts. He starts against Milwaukee on Saturday.