Nov 9 7:41a
Arrieta is currently expected to open the 2014 season with a rotation spot for the Cubs, the team's official site reports.
After being acquired from the Orioles in a midseason deal, Arrieta carried a 3.66 ERA and 1.123 WHIP over nine starts with the Cubs. It should be noted, however, that his peripherals (37:24 K:BB and seven homers allowed in 51.2 innings) did not support those ratios. The Cubs are expected to sign at least one fixture for their rotation this offseason, but low-risk additions could bump Arrieta into a competition for his spot during spring training.