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Jake Arrieta Discusses Drug Testing, Lower Velocity, and More on 670 The Score

If you’re finding yourself in need of some Cubs content on this off-day, perhaps I can interest you in a Jake Arrieta radio interview. Below are some Cliff’s notes of Arrieta’s appearance on Bernstein and Goff this afternoon, with the link to the full interview below.

  • Arrieta touches on the strange last week in Cubs’ baseball. He notes that it was a bit “hectic” at times, especially with the wacky Chicago weather, but that they were fortunate to take two of three from Milwaukee.
  • In response to the topic of Starling Marte being suspended for steroids, Arrieta explains some of the process involved in being tested. He talks about being tested at his home in Texas, at Spring Training, and during the season. He says he has been tested around “10-15 times” since the beginning of last season. He believes they do a good job of changing up the timing of the tests (before and after games) to make it harder for players to cheat the system. “It just shows with a guy like Marte getting popped, the system is working.”
  • Jake believes there are “things we (players) can do within the rules” to stay healthy and performing at a high level, so …Read the Rest

    Source:: Cubs Insider

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