Jake Arrieta landed on the injured list with a thumb abrasion, but the Chicago Cubs pitcher is confident he won’t be sidelined for long.
Brought back on a one-year deal with a club option for 2022 as well, Jake Arrieta has been one of the best surprises in the Chicago Cubs rotation this season. His history with the club is well-documented – a remarkable second half in 2015 that earned him the NL’s Cy Young Award, throwing two no-hitters, and helping the Cubs end their 108-year championship drought in 2016.
Arrieta walked in free agency following the 2017 season, taking a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, but things didn’t go as smoothly for the Plano, Texas native. Injuries plagued his three seasons with the Phillies, and Arrieta posted a combined 4.36 ERA in 64 starts.