Nationals sign veteran starter Bronson Arroyo

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Bronson Arroyo has agreed to a deal with the Washington Nationals, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. It’s a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Arroyo turns 39 years old next month and missed the entire 2015 season following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but the lanky right-hander was among the most durable starting pitchers in baseball for a 10-year stretch from 2004-2013, averaging 207 innings per season.

If he can successfully complete his elbow rehab, Arroyo will be able to provide organizational rotation depth for the Nationals behind Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Tanner Roark, and Joe Ross.

Arroyo, a 16-year major league veteran, owns a 4.19 career ERA and 1.29 career WHIP.