Jake Arrieta reportedly signs with Phillies for 3 years, $75 million
- Author: Regina Holmes Mar 12, 2018,
Mar 12, 2018, 6:52
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia report late Sunday afternoon the Phillies have a multi-year agreement with right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing. With Yu Darvish getting $126 million over 6 years from the Cubs, and Lance Lynn recently signing a one-year deal worth $12 million, it's hard to predict where Arrieta lands between the two deals.
Jake Arrieta is reportedly heading to Philadelphia.
The 32-year-old righty was among several top free agents who didn't get a deal for six or seven years in a changing offseason market.
Arrieta won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Chicago Cubs and helped them win the World Series the next season.
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Arrieta was 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA in five seasons in Chicago after starting his career in Baltimore.
The Padres, Nationals and Phillies have all been connected to Arrieta over the last month or so, but no concrete offers seem to have materialized lately.
The Cubs are set to play the Phillies at Wrigley Field on June 5-7, so that may be fans' first chance to see Arrieta in his new uniform. Players and coaches have been wearing T-shirts with those words on them and they've been using the phrase often in interviews. Last season, he recorded a 3.53 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 168.1 innings. Should the deal come to fruition, Arrieta would give Philadelphia's young rotation a significant boost.