Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:01:23 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) has resumed throwing on flat ground, and he continues to make progress after being slowed with tightness in his right shoulder.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:49:48 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) is closer to throwing off a mound. He'll throw off flat ground Saturday, Feb. 22, and the team will then decide if he's ready to get back on a mound. "We're going to take it day by day," Arrieta said. 'Every day's been good. It's gotten progressively better. If we stay on the same schedule, I'm optimistic I'll be ready by opening day."
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:43:03 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) has yet to throw in camp off a mound due to tightness in his right shoulder. He's unlikely to be ready by opening day.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:38:14 -0800
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said the team doesn't expect SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) to be ready for the start of the season. RP Carlos Villanueva will be stretched out to bolster the starting pitching depth.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how many starts Arrieta would have to miss in the season's first month. Regardless, Villanueva or James McDonald would likely take his spot. Neither is worth investing heavily in in NL-only leagues, obviously.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:25:00 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will be behind the other pitchers in camp due to some tightness in his right shoulder. He was projected to be the team's fourth starter, but he had some pain while throwing this winter. "We've re-started his throwing program but he'll be a little bit late into camp as far as throwing bullpens and getting into games," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "No timetables yet but he is throwing and feeling good now. That was something in the back of our minds as we went through this and added some pitching depth." SPs Jason Hammel or James McDonald could fill a rotation spot if Arrieta isn't ready.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:22:31 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta will enter spring training leading the competition for the fifth and final starting rotation spot.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:03:10 -0800
The Chicago Cubs are expecting to get plenty of production from SP Jake Arrieta and 3B Mike Olt after trading for them last year. Manager Rick Renteria said the initial plan at third base is to have 3Bs Luis Valbuena and Donnie Murphy compete for playing time, but the Cubs are hoping to see Olt bounce back from a rough year with the Texas Rangers in 2013. Arrieta said he benefitted from working with pitching coach Chris Bosio for the final seven weeks of the season. The team didn't notice any vision problems from Olt when he was hitting off a tee during the team's developmental program last week.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:04:14 -0700
The Chicago Cubs optioned RP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa Friday, Aug. 16, to make room on the roster for SP Jake Arrieta.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:57:05 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta will be recalled to start on Friday, Aug. 16. The team has moved P Carlos Villanueva back to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Lefty Chris Rusin's performance reportedly played a role in the decision to move Villanueva, according to Cubs beat writer Mark D. Gonzales. Arrieta will probably get a chance to stick for the rest of the season and could be worth a pickup in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:07:31 -0700
The Chicago Cubs optioned SP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, July 31.