Cubs release heartfelt statement after retirement of Jake Arrieta


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Arrieta was dominant during his early years in Chicago
Arrieta was dominant during his early years in Chicago

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is hanging it up professionally.

“I haven’t signed the papers, but I’m done,” Arrieta said on the Pardon My Take podcast on Monday. “It’s time for me to step away from the game. At some point, the uniform goes to somebody else, and it’s just my time, really.”

The Cubs released a statement congratulating all that Arrieta contributed to thhe Cubs.

“The Cubs congratulate Jake Arrieta on an incredible career that included one of the most dominant stretches the game will ever see,” said the team via Twitter. “In 30 starts spanning the 2015-2016 season, Jake was 25-1 with two no-hitters, a 1.13 ERA, a 1.56 opponent average, and a 0.76 WHIP.

“He won the 2015 Cy Young Award, tossed a masterful complete game shutout in the 2015 NL Wild Card Game, and helped lead the team to the 2016 World Series title.

“We wish Jake and his family all the best.”

CubsHQ would also like to give our best to Arrieta and his family during his retirement as he gave everyone a ton of memories during his time in Chicago.

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