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Jake Arrieta back with Cubs, finalizes $6M, 1-year contract

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals during the...
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) (WNDU)
Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 2:53 PM EST
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta returned to the Chicago Cubs, finalizing a $6 million, one-year contract. Arrieta can earn $1 million in performance bonuses under the deal.

To open a roster spot, the Cubs placed left-hander Kyle Ryan on the COVID-19 related injured list. The 34-year-old Arrieta won the NL Cy Young Award with Chicago in 2015 and helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series for their first championship since 1908.

He went 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA in 128 starts over five years in his first stint with the team.

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