Diamondbacks pitcher Arroyo to undergo Tommy John surgery

By Leighton Schneider,

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo will miss the remainder of the year after tearing his UCL in his elbow; he will need season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Diamondbacks beat writer Steve Gilbert was the first to report the news, taking to Twitter to write, "Bronson Arroyo needs TJ surgery."

Gilbert also reported that Arroyo has known about the injury for a month after he had an MRI that showed the ligament was completely torn off the bone, but he made six more starts.

Arroyo told Gilbert that he would be back and planned on continuing on for at least a couple more years, once he has recovered.

Arroyo has made at least 32 starts and thrown at least 199 innings from 2005-2013, according to CBS Sports.

Earlier this year, Arroyo went on the disabled list for the first time in his career with a back injury.

Prior to this season, Arroyo signed a two-year, $23.5 million contract.

Arroyo has a record of 145-131 with a 4.19 earned run average in 15 seasons in the MLB, according to Arizona Sports.

Arizona has the second worst record in baseball at 37-53 and is 13.5 games out of first place in the National League West.

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