Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Cubs signing Jake Arrieta to one-year deal


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs will be bringing back one of their favorite sons.

Veteran Jake Arrieta is signing with the Cubs on a one-year guaranteed deal worth $6 million on Friday.

MLB insider Jon Heyman said that Arrieta had higher offers from other teams but wanted to get back with the Cubs.

The deal is pending a physical.

The signing of Arrieta will be a solid addition to the backend of the Cubs rotation if he can stay healthy.

During his time with the Cubs (2013-2017), Arrieta was 68-31 with a sparkling 2.73 ERA.

In the shortened 2020 season, the 34-year-old had a 4-4 record with a 5.08 ERA in nine starts. However, he was solid in his final three starts in September with a 3.00 ERA, 14 strikeouts, and 1.44 WHIP.

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