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Cubs Recall Right-Handed Pitcher Jake Arrieta


CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Iowa. Arrieta will serve as the club's 26th man for today's doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Arrieta will wear uniform number 49 and start the second game of today's twinbill.   

The 27-year-old Arrieta was acquired by the Cubs from Baltimore as part of the deal that sent right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman to the Orioles on July 2. Arrieta reported to Iowa and is 1-2 with a 4.03 ERA (10 ER/22.1 IP) in five starts with Chicago's Triple-A affiliate.

Arrieta is 20-25 with a 5.46 ERA (217 ER/358.0 IP) in 69 major league appearances, all but six as a starting pitcher, in all or part of the last four seasons with Baltimore (2010-13). He was originally selected by the Orioles in the fifth round of the 2007 Draft and made his major league debut in 2010 at the age of 24. He was a 10-game winner for the Orioles the next season in 2011, going 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA (67 ER/119.1 IP) in 22 starts. Arrieta has split the last two seasons (2012-13) between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Arrieta was Baltimore's Opening Day starter in 2012 and a member of Baltimore's Opening Day roster this year. In 2013, he had three stints with the Orioles, going 1-2 with a 7.23 ERA (19 ER/23.2 IP) in five starts. With Norfolk, Arrieta went 5-3 with a 4.41 ERA (24 ER/49.0 IP) in nine appearances (eight starts) this year.

Arrieta was drafted by the Orioles out of Texas Christian University and made his professional debut in 2008. A year later, he advanced as high as Triple-A, going 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA (57 ER/150.2 IP) in 28 starts between Double-A Bowie and Norfolk. He began the 2010 campaign going 6-2 with a 1.85 ERA (15 ER/73.0 IP) in 12 appearances (11 starts) with Norfolk to earn his first promotion to the big leagues.   

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