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Thu, 23 May 2013 13:49:18 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk and designated RP Alex Burnett for assignment Thursday, May 23, to make room on the 40-man roster for SP Kevin Gausman.
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:40:49 -0700
Baltimore Orioles P T.J. McFarland is another option to make the start Thursday, May 23, and manager Buck Showalter seemed to indicate that McFarland was the favorite.
Fantasy Tip: Jake Arrieta is the other option, but he was demoted to the minors after a poor showing earlier this year. Plus, he has bad numbers against the Toronto Blue Jays. McFarland has pitched well out of the bullpen and deserves a shot in AL-only leagues if he gets the nod.
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:17:22 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta is an option to start Thursday, May 23, after the team optioned SP Jair Jurrjens to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Deep AL-only league managers should take notice in case Arrieta rejoins the rotation.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:00:01 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta will pitch out of the bullpen for now, but SP Freddy Garcia will have to pitch well to remain in the rotation, meaning there's a chance Arrieta will return to a starting role.
Fantasy Tip: If Arrieta receives another crack at a rotation spot, he should initially only be a candidate for a pick-up in AL-only leagues. We'll need to see that his work in the minors paid off before trusting him to a mixed league roster spot.
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:05:18 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have placed OF Nolan Reimold (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, SP Jake Arrieta has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.
Tue, 14 May 2013 16:08:24 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) tossed 30 fastballs in a bullpen session Tuesday, May 14, and didn't have any pain. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday, May 15.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:37:42 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles don't plan to send SP Jake Arrieta to a bullpen role in the minors, and he'll start again for Triple-A Norfolk Friday, April 26. The team won't use a reliever for Arrieta's spot in the rotation Wednesday, April 24. SPs Zach Britton, Freddy Garcia and Josh Stinson are candidates to take the vacant rotation spot. Garcia is the only one not on the 40-man roster, and he has an opt-out clause in his contract. SP Jair Jurrjens started in the minors Sunday, April 21, so he's not an option.
Fantasy Tip: Britton, Garcia and Stinson should only be considered if you're desperate in AL-only leagues. Arrieta could be brought back up to get another shot in the starting rotation at some point, but he's not worth owning for the time being.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:08:27 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are sending SP Jake Arrieta to the minors and recalling RP Alex Burnett in a corresponding move Monday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: Arrieta has been very inconsistent with his command early this season, so they'll send him down to work on some things. He can be dropped in all formats as a result. It's unclear yet who Baltimore will put in the rotation to replace him.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:29:54 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta allowed three earned runs, three hits and four walks over five innings in a no-decision against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 10. His day was cut short due to a 43-minute rain delay. He wanted to return, but manager Buck Showalter did not want to risk it. "I think it was around 50 minutes and they wanted to be careful because it's early in the year. I was a little upset about that, but they have my best interests as well as the team's in mind," Arrieta said.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:59:52 -0700
Baltimore Orioles Ps Jake Arrieta (blister), Zach Britton (blister) and Kevin Gausman (blister) each developed blisters on their pitching hand Sunday, March 31. Gausman was shut down as a precaution, while Arrieta stuck with fastballs and changeups to alleviate pressure on the inside of his middle finger where the blister formed. Britton's blister popped, and he applied Super Glue to his thumb to keep pitching.