Jake Arrieta To Pitch While Phillies Evaluate Elbow

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Jake Arrieta To Pitch While Phillies Evaluate Elbow 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:44 pm

Jake Arrieta will continue to pitch as the Philadelphia Phillies evaluate his long-term health due to bone spurs in his throwing elbow.

Gabe Kapler told SportsRadio 94WIP in Philadelphia that a limited Arrieta could be better than their other pitching options.

\"He\'s having a harder time getting extended the way he normally does, especially on that curveball. This is limiting his ability to throw the ball where he wants to throw it,\" Kapler said. \"All of that said, Jake is a competitor, and for the Phillies, it\'s always worth considering if Jake at 85 percent of himself is a better option than what we have at Triple-A.\"

Arrieta will start against the Washington Nationals this weekend.


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