Arrieta faced live batters Tuesday and threw a bullpen session Thursday, but he's yet to appear in a Cactus League game, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The Cubs are working on mechanical adjustments with Arrieta in camp, so it's not too surprising that they're easing the veteran into game action. At this point in his career, the key is staying healthy, especially after injuries slowed him down the past two seasons. Expect Arrieta to continue ramping up slowly during spring training, but the Cubs hope he can shoulder a decent load during the regular season, likely as the No. 2 starter behind Kyle Hendricks.
Arrieta is projected to be the Cubs' No. 2 starter behind Kyle Hendricks to begin the season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The Cubs lost Yu Darvish, Jon Lester and Jose Quintana this offseason, so there are certainly rotation spots to fill behind Hendricks. Alec Mills returns and will be in the mix along with Zach Davies, who came over from San Diego in the Darvish trade. Arrieta is penciled in as the No. 2 starter at this point, but things could certainly change during spring training.
Arrieta (hamstring) agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Cubs on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Arrieta spent the past three seasons with the Phillies, but he'll now return to the Cubs, where he pitched well across more than four seasons and won the Cy Young Award in 2015. He was less effective in Philadelphia while battling serious injuries, and he missed the final few weeks of the regular season in 2020 due to a right hamstring strain. However, the 34-year-old should be healthy heading into spring training in 2021 and should take on a prominent role in the Cubs' rotation following the offseason departures of Yu Darvish and Jon Lester.
Arrieta (hamstring) played catch in the outfield Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
While the Phillies aren't shutting Arrieta down due to the right hamstring strain he suffered Sept. 15, the right-hander isn't expected to be ready for game action before the regular season comes to an end in one week. Instead, the Phillies are turning their focus to getting Arrieta back at some point during the postseason, should the team qualify. Arrieta will wrap up the regular season with a 5.08 ERA and 1.51 WHIP, his worst marks in both categories since his time with the Orioles early in the previous decade.
Arrieta (hamstring) won't pitch again during the regular season, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Arrieta was placed on the injured list with a Grade 1 hamstring strain Wednesday, and manager Joe Girardi confirmed Thursday that he'll be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Girardi was hopeful that the right-hander could return for a postseason run if the Phillies qualify.
Arrieta was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Wednesday.
Arrieta sustained a Grade 1 hamstring strain during his start Tuesday, and he'll be sidelined at least 10 days. The right-hander underwent an MRI on Wednesday, the results of which aren't yet known. With just under two weeks remaining in the regular season, Arrieta will likely be unavailable for the remainder of the year. The Phillies haven't announced who will take Arrieta's place in the starting rotation.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Arrieta (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Phillies believe Arrieta sustained a Grade 1 right hamstring strain in his start Tuesday, but he'll be sent in for further tests as the team looks to confirm the extent of his injury. While a Grade 1 strain likely wouldn't end Arrieta's season, he may not be able to shake off the injury before his next turn in the rotation comes up Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Arrieta said he sustained a Grade 1 hamstring strain during Tuesday's win over the Mets, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The 34-year-old doesn't believe it's a serious injury, but it's a tight time frame with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season. Arrieta missed 17 days after suffering a similar injury in 2017, and he would need an even faster recovery this time around to have even a slight chance of pitching again in the regular season. The veteran right-hander's status should be updated as he continues to be evaluated over the next couple days.
Arrieta left Tuesday's start against the Mets with an apparent right hamstring injury, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The veteran right-hander hit Andres Gimenez with a pitch during the sixth inning and immediately clutched at what appeared to be his right hamstring, and he walked off the field with a significant limp. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it's potentially a major loss for the Phillies with Spencer Howard (shoulder) on the injured list and Zack Wheeler (finger) also banged up. Arrieta exited Tuesday's contest in line for the win after allowing one run on eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 5.1 innings.
Arrieta pitched 5.2 innings against the Marlins on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three. He did not factor in the decision.
It was an uneven performance for the veteran starter, who threw only 60 of 106 pitches for strikes and tied a season high with four walks, though he nearly held on long enough to notch a quality start. Arrieta yielded single runs in the first, third and fourth frames but settled down to retire five of the final seven batters he faced. He departed with a chance to pick up the win before Philadelphia's bullpen collapsed in the late innings and allowed Miami to complete a comeback victory. Arrieta will carry a 5.54 ERA into his next scheduled start, which is likely to take place at home against the Mets on Tuesday.
Arrieta (3-4) picked up the win in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Mets, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out a season-high seven.
The right-hander's only real mistake resulted in a two-run shot by Michael Conforto, but otherwise Arrieta was sharp while throwing 102 pitches (69 strikes). It was his second quality start of the season, but the poor outings have outnumbered the good ones this year for the 34-year-old. He'll carry a 5.67 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB through 33.1 innings into his next start Thursday in Miami.
Arrieta (2-4) took the loss Sunday versus Atlanta, yielding seven runs on six hits and three walks over 1.1 innings. He failed to record a strikeout.
Arrieta got through the first inning fine despite allowing a pair of baserunners, but he was touched up in the second before David Hale relieved him. The awful outing inflated Arrieta's ERA to 6.49 with a 1.56 WHIP and 18 strikeouts through 26.1 innings this season. The right-hander will try to get back on track next weekend against the Mets.
Arrieta (2-3) earned the win Tuesday against the Nationals after giving up one run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk over five innings.
The veteran right-hander was through five frames at only 54 pitches, but a rain delay interrupted the contest and resulted in him not retaking the mound when play resumed. Arrieta has a 4.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 18:7 K:BB through 25 innings, and his next start lines up for Sunday versus Atlanta.
Arrieta (1-3) took the loss Wednesday at Boston after surrendering four runs on five hits across 4.1 innings. He had three strikeouts and four walks.
The veteran right-hander entered Wednesday having issued only two walks this season, but he struggled with his command against the Red Sox and delivered 45 of his 79 pitches for strikes. Arrieta has a 4.95 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB through 20 innings and will look to get back on track next week at Washington.
Arrieta (1-2) took the loss against the Orioles on Thursday, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out four.
Arrieta was coming off a strong performance in a win against the Braves, but the right-hander was unable to build off the performance Thursday. He was able to cruise through the first four innings without allowing any damage, but he fell apart in the fifth. Three singles, a walk and a three-run double by Anthony Santander ultimately ended the 34-year-old's day and led to his second loss of the season. Arrieta will look to bounce back when he takes the ball next week in Boston.
Arrieta (1-1) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-0 victory over Atlanta, scattering three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings. He struck out six.
The right-hander befuddled Atlanta hitters for 89 pitches (56 strikes) before exiting, and the Philly bullpen did the rest. The 34-year-old looked like he might be done last year, but Arrieta has turned back the clock to begin 2020, posting a 2.45 ERA and strong 10:1 K:BB through his first 11 innings. He'll look to keep rolling in his next scheduled outing at home Thursday against the Orioles -- the team that drafted him back in 2007.
Arrieta (0-1) gave up three earned runs on seven hits and zero walks while striking out four in five innings Monday against the Yankees. He took the loss.
He gave up two solo home runs -- one to DJ LeMahieu and one to Brett Gardner. Arrieta had a 95.2 percent strand rate in this debut outing, largely due to the fact he kept the ball on the ground (62.5 percent groundball rate). His next start will come this weekend against the Braves.
Arrieta will start Monday's game against the Yankees, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The veteran right-hander was originally set to make his season debut last Monday against the Yankees, but Miami's COVID-19 outbreak while in Philadelphia meant the Phillies took a full week off to ensure they didn't produce any positive tests. The team was able was able to hold workouts after activities were initially shut down, so Arrieta's workload shouldn't be significantly impacted by the delay.
Arrieta is scheduled to make his first start of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays in Philadelphia, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Arrieta had been in line to make his first turn of 2020 at home Monday against the Yankees, but the entire series was cancelled after at least 17 Marlins players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19 following the team's weekend series in Philadelphia. Major League Baseball is apparently confident that the opposing locker room and dugout will meet all health-related protocols this weekend, so the Phillies will serve as hosts for the Blue Jays, who will be playing as the home team in Philadelphia since the team has yet to finalize a permanent home venue of its own for 2020. After having off from Monday through Thursday, the Phillies will use the break to reorder their rotation. Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler will start the first two games of the series before Arrieta takes the hill in the finale.
Arrieta won't make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Yankees after the game was postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
With several Marlins players and coaches testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend when the team played in Philadelphia, both the Phillies and Yankees are understandably reluctant to play at Citizens Bank Park. On the heels of the second straight postponement in Philadelphia, the Yankees have returned to the Bronx, where they are expected to host the Phillies for the remaining two games of the home-and-home series. Unless the Phillies choose to reorder their rotation following the back-to-back postponements, Arrieta is projected to start Wednesday in New York.
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