Jake Arrieta signs 1-year contract with the Cubs

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The MLB Network reported that the Chicago Cubs have signed starting pitcher Jake Arrieta to a one-year contract.

ESPN noted that the deal will be in the range of $6.5 – $7 million.

Arrieta spent five years of his career with the Cubs, where he played his best baseball and won a Cy Young Award.

The soon to be 35-year-old struggled the last three seasons with the Phillies, posting a 3.96 ERA in 2018, 4.64 ERA in 2019, and 5.08 ERA in nine games last season.

The right-hander claims that he had offers elsewhere for more guaranteed money, but loved the idea of a reunion with the Chicago.

Hopefully, joining his former ball club will help him get back to better form on the mound.


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