Cubs signing Jake Arrieta to one-year deal
|Friday, February 12, 2021, 7:11 PM- -|
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.
Arrieta had higher offers elsewhere but loved the idea of a reunion with the Cubs, and pursued it https://t.co/o08s3iYNQC— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 13, 2021
Per source, Cubs are nearing a one-year contract with Jake Arrieta, pending physical. @JonHeyman was on it first.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 13, 2021
89 Seconds of Jake Arrieta being the Most Dominant Pitcher on the Planet (1st no-hitter/2015). ??????— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) January 30, 2021
Absolute filth. pic.twitter.com/nSRpz6Z8Yc
We'll see what Arrieta has in the tank but since 2018, only 5 (qualified) starters have had a ground ball rate over 50%:— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) February 13, 2021