Arroyo to be sidelined 7-to-10 days with back injury

The Canadian Press

3/6/2014 3:41:32 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury.

Arroyo was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday and had an MRI, which revealed a slightly bulging disk.

Manager Kirk Gibson says "we still feel like there's enough time for him to be ready for the beginning of the season."

The 37-year-old right-hander, who agreed last month to a $23.5 million, two-year contract, has never has been on the disabled list in his professional career.