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Veteran starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is close to agreeing to a one-year deal with his former team the Chicago Cubs. From 2018-2020, Arrieta started for the Phillies.
Since his time with the Cubs, Jake Arrieta experienced a downward trend in production. In his last season with the Cubs (2017), Arrieta finished with a 3.53 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, a 23.1% K%, and 7.8% BB% in 168.1 innings. Since then his ERA spiked to 3.96 in 2018, 4.64 in 2019, and 5.08 in 2020. Unless he adjusts his pitch mix to lower the sinker usage, it's hard to rely on him as anything more than a deep league streamer.
Free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta will host a pitching showcase on Friday for scouts and executives and the Mets will be present, according to Andy Martino of SNY.
Arrieta will showcase his stuff on Friday in Texas and the Mets, among other teams, will see if the 35-year-old has anything left in the tank. He labored in 2020 with the Phillies when he posted a 5.08 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and a 32:16 K/BB ratio across 44 1/3 innings.
Jake Arrieta, who was placed on the IL on September 16th with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, played catch in the outfield on Sunday. He appeared to be pushing off his right leg to test his hamstring, per beat writer Meghan Montemurro.
Arrieta will be eligible to come off the IL this coming weekend but manager Joe Giardi already stated that he would miss the rest of the regular season. It appears the right-hander is just working his way back in hopes of being ready if the Phillies make the playoffs. As of now Philadelphia it holding on to the seventh seed in the NL.
Jake Arrieta (hamstring) won’t pitch again during the regular season.
Arrieta landed on the injured list Wednesday with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. “He‘ll miss the regular season,” said Phillies manager Joe Giardi. “Arrieta could return for the postseason if the Phillies make it there.” The 34-year-old owns a (4-4) record along with a 5.08 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 32 strikeouts over 44 1/3 innings in 2020.
Jake Arrieta was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain.
Arrieta sustained the injury during Tuesday's win over the Mets but it was initially thought to be more of a day-to-day situation. It was serious enough to stash him on the 10-day IL but the hope is that he can make it back before the end of the regular season.