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Arrieta could get call for July 30 doubleheader

Arrieta could get call for July 30 doubleheader

Arrieta could get call for July 30 doubleheader

DENVER -- A promising young arm may soon join the Cubs rotation -- at least temporarily -- as Jake Arrieta could make his debut with Chicago in a July 30 doubleheader.

Manager Dale Sveum said he's unsure of the exact plan for Arrieta, who was picked up in a June trade with the Orioles, but added that the Cubs will need an extra arm to for the twin bill against the Brewers at Wrigley Field.

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"We obviously need someone to pitch in the doubleheader," Sveum said. "We'll probably look at that here in the next couple days, somebody's got to be here the 30th.

"But like I said, the plan or whatever, that's up to [president of baseball operations] Theo [Epstein] and [general manager] Jed [Hoyer]."

Arrieta had a 7.23 ERA in five starts with Baltimore but has shown some improvement in Triple-A Iowa with a 5.17 ERA in four starts (15 2/3 innings).

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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