Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jake Arrieta unsure if he’ll make final start of season

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta is unsure if he’ll be able to make his final start of the season on Sunday, he told 670 the Score. Arrieta also said that he hasn’t “had the drive off” of his back side in regards to pitching with his hamstring issue. The veteran right-hander had a..." September 29

  • Arrieta likes where he’s at in his recovery from hamstring strain

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta said he likes where he’s at in his recovery from a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. “I’m doing good guys. I have a bullpen today and I’m making a lot of progress,” Arrieta said on WSCR-670 the Score on Thursday. “Everything is going in the right direction.” One..." September 15

  • Jake Arrieta throws off mound; 'pen session next

    MLB.com "Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw about 25 pitches off a mound on Thursday, but it wasn't a full-fledged bullpen session, which will come Saturday as the next step in the right-hander's rehab while he works his way back from a right hamstring strain sustained on Sept. 4. "We've been cautious, but..." September 15

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta: Still limited to flat-ground throwing

    CBS Sports "Arrieta (hamstring) threw on flat ground again Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Cubs have not set a date for his first bullpen session since his injury, and that means a return the next time through the rotation is off the table." September 12

  • Hamstring strain could sideline Cubs’ Jake Arrieta for multiple starts

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta’s hamstring injury could cost the playoff-minded Cubs two starts or more from their hottest pitcher down the stretch after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a Grade 1 strain in the right leg he hurt Monday. “It’s better than it could have been,” Arrieta said, adding he was told a common..." September 06

  • Cubs ace Jake Arrieta undergoes MRI on ailing hamstring

    Sporting News "Cubs ace Jake Arrieta left Monday's 12-0 loss to the Pirates after allowing three runs in just 2 1/3 innings because he felt discomfort in his leg. Tuesday, Arrieta underwent an MRI to determine the damage in his right hamstring, according to CSN Chicago. Arrieta said after last night's..." September 05

  • Cubs lose starter Jake Arrieta to apparent right leg injury

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta left Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent right leg problem after facing two batters in the third inning. Arrieta grabbed the back of his right leg after throwing a pitch indicating a possible hamstring or cramping problem. The Cubs..." September 04

  • As free agency approaches, Cubs All-Star Jake Arrieta trending upward: 'I like my chances'

    USA Today "For the first time in their baseball lives, they will have control. They can choose where they’ll live. Where they will work. And sign a contract that will guarantee financial security for generations. Freedom is just three months away. It’s called free agency, and with the..." August 06

  • Arrieta on future with Cubs: 'I don't want to leave without another ring'

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta didn’t throw a baseball while relaxing at home in Austin, Texas, during an All-Star break the Cubs absolutely needed. Walking the streets of Baltimore this weekend triggered memories, seeing where he used to live (when he wasn’t getting shuttled back to Triple-A), eating at one of..." July 16

  • Jake Arrieta reportedly will not get long-term deal from Cubs

    Yardbarker "The Chicago Cubs are going to have to make some tough financial decisions in the months and years to come, and starting pitcher Jake Arrieta sounds like he’ll be among the first casualties. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Arrieta wants a six- to seven-year deal in his upcoming free..." July 08

  • Miguel Montero after Cubs cut him: ‘People can’t handle the truth’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Miguel Montero on Wednesday said he takes responsibility for ripping pitcher Jake Arrieta after the Nationals ran wild in a victory over the Cubs Tuesday. But after getting designated for assignment by the Cubs he also didn’t back down from what he said Tuesday night. “Sometimes people can’t..." June 28

  • Miguel Montero blames Jake Arrieta for Nationals' seven stolen bases

    Sporting News "The Cubs allowed a Nationals record seven stolen bases in Tuesday's 6-1 loss. While the catcher usually gets stuck with the blame, Miguel Montero pointed his finger in another direction. Montero, filling in for starting catcher Willson Contreras, blamed starting pitcher Jake Arrieta for..." June 28

  • Cubs' Arrieta says past workload impacting performance

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta is only 19 months removed from winning the National League Cy Young Award when he posted an absolutely ridiculous 0.75 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in 15 starts after the All-Star Break in 2015. It was the best stretch baseball has ever seen in its history. But since then, he's posted a..." June 19

  • Cubs pitching coach: Arrieta playing through 'lingering' thumb problem

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio recently revealed that the skin problem starter Jake Arrieta has had around his pitching thumb goes back several months -- and has affected Arrieta's performance during that time. Arrieta will try to battle through the issue again on Saturday night as he..." June 17

  • Boras goes to bat for Arrieta after up-and-down start

    Fanrag Sports "Agent Scott Boras thinks the coverage of Jake Arrieta has been too tough, with an exaggerated and unnecessary emphasis on a rising ERA and lowering velocity this year. He wants to put the emphasis on durability and dominance, consistency and postseason performance. After calling aside Chicago..." June 01

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta happy to see two teams 'getting after it'

    ESPN "Not everybody condemned Monday's Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland fight. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta thought it was "awesome." Appearing on 670 The Score in Chicago, Arrieta said Tuesday: "I don't think anybody is right or wrong. I thought it was awesome. Every once in a while, it's..." May 31

  • Scott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite despite fastball velocity drop

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta's agent, Scott Boras, pushed back on the notion Arrieta isn't an elite pitcher just because his fastball velocity has dropped this year, while also insisting it's way too small of a sample size to judge the free agent to be. "The question becomes what's..." May 28

  • Breaking Down the Trade Market and Jake Arrieta as Cubs Preach Patience with Pitching

    CSN Chicago "It’s still too early to be dreaming about Yu Darvish pitching at Wrigley Field, guessing if the Pittsburgh Pirates would trade Gerrit Cole within the division, calculating how much money remains on Zack Greinke’s megadeal or wondering what a change of scenery and the Chicago nightlife might do to..." May 17

  • Struggling Jake Arrieta ‘not worried about the contract year’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta isn’t the only Cubs starter to struggle in the first five weeks of the Cubs’ championship defense. But another rough start Tuesday in Colorado has put him in places he has never experienced as a Cub – his 5.35 ERA after a 10-4 loss to the Rockies the highest it has been in any..." May 10