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Dodgers decline 2016 option on Bronson Arroyo

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Bronson Arroyo era in Los Angeles is over before it even started. The Dodgers declined their 2016 club option on the right-handed pitcher, opting to pay him a $4.5 million buyout instead of a $13 million salary for next season.

Arroyo was acquired by the Dodgers from Atlanta as part of their three-team, 13-player trade with the Braves and Marlins on July 30 that brought the Dodgers Mat Latos, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan. a The Braves agreed to send the Dodgers $7.45 million to cover the option buyout and all but roughly $528,000 of Arroyo's remaining 2015 salary.

Arroyo is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and didn't pitch at all in 2015. His last appearance in a game was June 15, 2014.

In his big league career, Arroyo is 145-131 with a 4.19 ERA (a 103 ERA+) with 1,526 strikeouts and 642 walks in 2,364... innings. He will turn 39 years old in February.