Padres take probability on Arrieta with Darvish on IL

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The San Diego Padres, in want of pitching reinforcements as they attempt to grasp on to their wild-card lead, have signed right-hander Jake Arrieta to a minor league contract.

Arrieta, 35, is anticipated to be added to the key league roster on Wednesday to make a begin towards the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Arrieta was launched by the Chicago Cubs final week after he was 5-11 with a 6.88 ERA this season in his second stint with the franchise.

The Padres positioned Yu Darvish on the 10-day injured record Sunday with decrease again tightness. San Diego is also with out beginning pitcher Chris Paddack, who was positioned on the injured record July 31 with an indirect pressure.

San Diego (67-53) enters Monday’s recreation towards Colorado with a 2½-game lead over the Cincinnati Reds for the second wild-card spot within the Nationwide League.

Arrieta was the NL Cy Younger Award winner with Chicago in 2015 and helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Sequence, their first championship since 1908. He went 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA in 128 begins over 5 years and threw two no-hitters throughout his first stint with the staff.

He then signed a three-year, $75 million contract with Philadelphia in free company and went 22-23 with a 4.36 ERA in 64 begins with the Phillies. He had a 4-4 report and a 5.08 ERA in 9 begins in the course of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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