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Former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta announces retirement

Former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta announces retirement

Sep 19, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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April 19 – Pitcher Jake Arrieta announced his retirement Monday after 12 seasons in the majors.

The 36-year-old Arrieta finished his career with a 115-93 record and 3.98 ERA. He amassed 1,433 strikeouts in 1,612 1/3 innings.

Arrieta won the Cy Young Award in 2015, when he went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA in 33 starts for the Chicago Cubs. The following season, he went 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA in 31 starts to help the Cubs win their first World Series championship in 108 years. Arrieta threw a no-hitter in each of those seasons.

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The right-hander split last season between the Cubs and San Diego Padres. He went 5-14 with a 7.39 ERA in 24 starts.

Arrieta played for four teams in his career, including the Baltimore Orioles (2010-13), Cubs (2013-17, 2021), Philadelphia Phillies (2018-20) and Padres (2021). He made nine postseason starts, all with the Cubs, and went 5-3 with a 3.08 ERA in those games.

–Field Level Media

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