Bronson Arroyo Placed on DL for First Time

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(PHOENIX) --  The Arizona Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo on the disabled list for the first time in his career on Monday.  

The 37-year-old starting pitcher was sent to the 15-day DL with right elbow tendonitis, ending Arroyo's 369 consecutive-starts streak. 

The only player with a longer active starts streak is the Toronto Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle (443).

"It's really unfortunate when it's a guy who has an unblemished record when it comes to posting up each and every time," Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said. "But it would have been hard to run him back out there again, going to war as he says, against AK-47s with his little .22. He still found a way to win, which was amazing." 

Arroyo has pitched in 15 major league seasons. During that time, Arroyo pitched 2,364 2/3 innings, compiling a 145-131 record with a 4.53 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 642 walks and 1,526 strikeouts. 

Outfielder Roger Kieschnick was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take Arroyo's roster spot. 

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