It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive:
Arroyo turns 40 next month and has made just two starts in the minors over the last two seasons because of elbow and shoulder injuries. He has some supporters with the Reds, however, for whom he pitched from 2006 through 2013.
The odds of him making the team seem long, and if he doesn’t make the Cincinnati Reds, well, there’s only one thing you can do: go through his clothes and look for loose change.