Bad news regarding Jake Arrieta's elbow injury


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Former Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta will soon undergo season-ending elbow surgery. (Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta will soon undergo season-ending elbow surgery. (Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

PHILADELPHIA — Since signing with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2018 season, former Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has not been the same pitcher that he was with the North Siders. Part of Arrieta's struggles this season can be pinned on an elbow issue that the starting hurler was attempting to battle through in recent weeks.

Unfortunately for Arrieta, who signed a three-year, $75 million contract with the Phillies last March, the Phillies announced on Saturday that the righty would undergo surgery later this month to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. While Arrieta is expected to be healthy by the time that pitchers and catchers report to spring training in mid-February, his 2019 season is officially over.

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