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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Arrieta (hamstring) allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Brewers.
Arrieta gave up a solo homer to Domingo Santana among five hits, but all in all it was a successful return to the mound after a few weeks away. Arrieta struck out two while walking one, throwing 71 pitches in the outing. He remains 14-9 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 159/54 K/BB ratio through 29 starts, and a start Tuesday at the Cardinals should serve as another tune-up session ahead of the postseason for the 31-year-old. Sep 22 - 1:38 AM

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Jake Arrieta (hamstring) has been cleared to start Thursday against the Brewers.

It will be the first outing for Arrieta since he suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring on September 4. He's expected to be limited to 75-80 pitches, but the 31-year-old right-hander is a must-start anyway in all relevant fantasy leagues. Arrieta, an impending free agent, holds a dominant 2.01 ERA in 71 2/3 innings since the beginning of July.
Sep 20 - 3:27 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) is lined up to return to the Cubs' rotation Thursday at Milwaukee.

Arrieta made it through another bullpen session Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field without experiencing any discomfort in his right hamstring. If he reports back to the visitors clubhouse Wednesday feeling just as good, the Cubs should give him the official go-ahead to start Thursday's series opener at Miller Park (on a pitch count of 75-80). Arrieta has been sidelined since September 4.
Sep 19 - 5:02 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

If he responds well to the workout on Wednesday morning, Arrieta should finally be allowed to rejoin the Cubs' starting rotation sometime later this week. He has been eased along carefully in his recovery from a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. The impending free agent right-hander last pitched on September 4.
Sep 19 - 3:57 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) threw 42 pitches in a bullpen session on Saturday.

It should be the final step before his return to the Cubs' rotation. The plan calls for him to be reevaluated when he returns to the ballpark on Sunday, but there's a chance he's back sometime next week. Arrieta hasn't pitched since September 4 due to a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring.
Sep 16 - 8:25 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) will throw another bullpen session Saturday.

Arrieta came through a bullpen session Thursday with no issues, and if he gets through Saturday's session without a hiccup the Cubs will map out a plan for his return to the rotation. It could potentially happen as soon as next weekend in Milwaukee, although obviously nothing is set in stone at this point. We'll know more Saturday.
Sep 15 - 12:51 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) threw off a mound without issue on Thursday.

If the right-hander feels well on Friday he will be cleared to throw a full bullpen session. It could set Arrieta up for a return as soon as early next week, although the Cubs aren't revealing any concrete plans. He has been on the shelf since September 4 due to his hamstring issue.
Sep 14 - 6:40 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a light bullpen session Thursday.

If that workout goes well, the Cubs will schedule a full-intensity bullpen session for the weekend. Arrieta has been sidelined since September 4 because of a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring and he might only fit in one or two more starts before the end of the regular season.
Sep 14 - 3:57 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) played catch again Tuesday.

But there is no mound work scheduled yet and he can be ruled out through this weekend's series against the rival Cardinals. Arrieta suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring in his last start September 4 against the Pirates. It's possible he could return next week at Milwaukee.
Sep 12 - 5:17 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) will play catch Sunday.

Arrieta is recovering well so far from a strained right hamstring, but he hasn't really tested it yet. A return to the rotation during the upcoming week appears to still be up in the air.
Sep 10 - 11:49 AM

Jake Arrieta has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring.

The results of his MRI are finally in. It's the least-severe type of hamstring strain and Arrieta should be fine in 7-10 days, meaning he could miss just one turn in the Cubs' rotation. Mike Montgomery will start in his place Saturday against the Brewers with Kyle Hendricks working the series finale on Sunday.
Sep 5 - 10:22 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Jake Arrieta (hamstring) will likely miss his next start.

Arrieta underwent an MRI on his right hamstring Tuesday afternoon and the results of that scan still aren't available, but it sounds like the Cubs have already decided to give his next turn to Mike Montgomery. "We're probably gonna push him back, regardless of what the news is," Maddon said. "It's hard to imagine he'll start his next time out." Arrieta injured the hamstring Monday in Pittsburgh.
Sep 5 - 8:09 PM

Jake Arrieta will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring.

Arrieta left Monday's start against the Pirates with a right hamstring injury. The issue was downplayed after the game, but the Cubs just want to be thorough before deciding on the next step. There should be more clarity on his status soon.
Sep 5 - 3:45 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) could undergo an MRI on Tuesday depending on how he feels when he reports to the ballpark.

Arrieta departed Monday's game in Pittsburgh with a right hamstring injury. He and the Cubs are thinking it might be more of a cramp than anything else, and the righty said he thinks he'll be able to make his next start. However, you can bet the Cubs will be cautious here, especially when they currently have six men in their rotation.
Sep 4 - 7:47 PM

Jake Arrieta departed Monday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right hamstring injury.

Arrieta appeared to tweak the hamstring on an offering to Josh Bell. He attempted to throw a warm-up pitch after a visit from the trainer but didn't even get through his full motion, walking off the field gingerly. It certainly looked like something that could keep him from making his next start, but we'll have to see what the Cubs say after the game. Arrieta allowed three runs over 2 1/3 frames before exiting.
Sep 4 - 5:11 PM

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