Arrieta was released by the Cubs (Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports)
Arrieta was released by the Cubs (Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports)

Cubs release Jake Arrieta, Willson Contreras placed on 10-day IL, more


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs announced several roster moves on Thursday including putting veteran pitcher Jake Arrieta on unconditional release waivers.

Arrieta had a dismal 5-11 record with a 6.88 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 20 starts this season.

Willson Contreras has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right knee strain.

Catcher Austin Romine has been activated from the 60-day injured list to take his roster spot.

In addition, the Cubs have recalled right-hander Ryan Meisinger from Iowa and dfa'd lefty reliever Kyle Ryan.

More to come on all of this breaking news.

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