Cubs release Jake Arrieta, Willson Contreras placed on 10-day IL, more
|Thursday, August 12, 2021, 12:19 PM- -|
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.
Jed: Jake decision was made after the game. “It was the right thing to do for him... For us it was the right time.” pic.twitter.com/26YIAqEwh5— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) August 12, 2021
Jed on Jake: “He is one of the most influential people in the history of this franchise.”— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) August 12, 2021
Jake Arrieta is no longer a Cub pic.twitter.com/CGsw5G0BlZ— CubsHQ.com (@ChicagoCubsHQ) August 12, 2021
Jake Arrieta will forever be a Chicago Cub legend. The best years of his career were here in Chicago. Thank you for everything Jake, wishing him nothing but the best. ???? pic.twitter.com/DssTtNLwtY— Cubs Zone ™? (@CubsZone) August 12, 2021
Ross on release of Jake, a good friend of his: “It did just stink.”— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) August 12, 2021