Jake Arrieta retires from Major League Baseball after 12 seasons

 | April 19, 2022

On Monday, the former Cy Young winner announced he'd be moving on from baseball

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After 12 seasons, Jake Arrieta will be retiring from Major League Baseball, he announced on the "Pardon My Take" podcast. The "Pardon My Take" podcast is operated by Barstool Sports who had Arrieta on as a guest.

Arrieta said: "Well, I haven't signed the papers, man, but I'm done. It's time for me to step away from the game." He continued, "At some point, the uniform goes to somebody else and it's just my time, really."

Last season, Arrieta (36), went  5-14 with a 7.39 ERA while playing with the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. In 2015, he won the National League Cy Young award when he went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA for the Cubs.

In the following season, Arrieta went 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA, earning him his only All-Star selection. He was a vital part in breaking the Cubs' 108-year World Series Championship drought. He went 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA against Cleveland in the World Series. 

On the podcast, he commented on Chicago saying: "Chicago's my city, it always will be." He began his career with the Baltimore Orioles, pitching from 2010 to 2013 before being traded to the Chicago Cubs. 

Arrieta pitched for the Chicago Cubs for five seasons and won 68 games, before signing a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, injuries have kept him out of participating fully for the Phillies.

With his career coming to a close, he finishes with a 115-93 overall record in his time with Major League Baseball. He had 279 starts and 285 appearances with an ERA of 3.98 over this time. 

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