Five teams have reached out to Scott Boras about free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports. No concrete offers appear to be on the table just yet, but the Twins, Brewers, Blue Jays, Rockies and Rangers have reportedly made their interest known and it’s conceivable that the Cubs would throw their hats back in the ring as well. The lefty officially declined his $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Cubs several weeks ago. Arrieta, 31, finished his fifth run with Chicago in 2017. After laboring through the first half of the year with a 4.00+ ERA, he settled into a groove during the club’s stretch run and ended the season with a 3.53 ERA, 2.9 BB/9 and 8.7 SO/9 through 168 1/3 innings. A right hamstring strain robbed him of two weeks in mid-September, but he was able to rebound in time to make a pair of strong playoff appearances.
Jake Arrieta is drawing interest from five teams
Hardball Talk | Nov 26