Jake Arrieta isn’t leaving The Keystone State…
The 33-year-old part-Puerto Rican Major League Baseball pitcher is staying with the Philadelphia Phillies, exercising a $20 million player option for 2020.
A right-hander, Arrieta was 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA in 24 starts this year. He didn’t pitch after August 11 because of surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.
Arrieta was the 2015 National League Cy Young Awardwinner with the Chicago Cubs. He made the MLB All-Starteam the following season and helped the Cubs win their first World Seriestitle since 1908.
He left as a free agent after the 2017 season and signed a deal with the Phillies that will wind up paying $75 million over three seasons.
Arrieta was 10-11 with a 3.96 ERA in 31 starts for Philadelphia in 2018.