Nationals' Bronson Arroyo on track to make first start since 2014

Washington Nationals pitcher Bronson Arroyo in on track to start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday after a successful 90-pitch simulated game on Sunday.

What It Means:

Reds manager Bryan Price said Arroyo "hasn't done anything to deter us from thinking he could make that start," but he was unwilling to commit to the right-hander's availability for Saturday's matchup. Arroyo's last start came on June 15 of the 2014 season, so don't expect too much from the 40-year-old vet. It would be a bit of a surprise if he maintains a regular spot in Cincinnati's rotation.

During that 2014 campaign, Arroyo posted a 4.08 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 13.2 strikeout percentage across 86 innings while going 7-4.