Bronson Arroyo says his career might be at "checkmate" because of pain in his right throwing shoulder.

The 40-year-old Arroyo lasted just three innings against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in the Reds' 8-7 loss. He also allowed his major league-leading 23rd home run (off the bat of the Dodgers' Logan Forsythe). Arroyo got a no-decision Sunday but is 3-5 with a 7.35 ERA in 14 starts.

He is pitching in the majors this season for the first time since 2014, coming back from Tommy John surgery more than two years ago.