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Arrieta goes from O’s castoff to Cubs ace

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta didn’t necessarily circle his calendar when the schedule came out, but it’s safe to say he’s pretty excited to face his former team, the Baltimore Orioles, on Friday for the first time since being traded to Chicago last season.

“I’ve thought about it quite a bit,” Arrieta said earlier this week. “I’m approaching it the same way as other games.”

There’s a quiet confidence to Arrieta these days that wasn’t around when he was traded to the Cubs in July 2013 along with pitcher Pedro Strop for starter Scott Feldman and catcher Steve …Read the Rest

Source: ESPN

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