By BOB BAUM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bronson Arroyo has arrived in Arizona, bringing a reputation for leadership and a remarkable track record of durability in 14 major league seasons.
The right-hander passed his physical, threw a bullpen session and spoke at a news conference after the Diamondbacks made his signing official on Wednesday, five days after his 2-year, $23.5 million deal had been widely reported.
"It's definitely weird for me," he said of showing up at a different spring training facility after eight years with Cincinnati. "I'm a routine freak. I'm wearing 1999 Kenny Lofton shoes in the game still. I'm still pitching with the glove that I've had since the World Series in '04 and I'm still carrying a flip phone, so I don't do real well with change."