Reds starter Bronson Arroyo pitches against the Padres on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
Photo: David Jablonski
Photo: David Jablonski

Reds, Arroyo agree on minor-league deal

Bronson Arroyo passed his physical and will sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, one of his former teams, MLB. com reported.

Arroyo, who turns 40 this month, hasn’t thrown a big-league pitch in two years, but he wants another shot.

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Shoulder and elbow injuries allowed Arroyo to make just two minor league starts in the last two seasons. Arroyo pitched for the Reds from 2006 to 2013.

Also, the Tampa Bay Times reported outfielder Desmond Jennings is close to signing with the Reds. He was released by the Rays.

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