Gordon Wittenmyer, who covers the Cubs for the Chicago Sun-Times, tweeted the following on Arrieta.
Assuming no rainout Tues or Wed, Arrieta to make season debut Saturday (after Smarj, EJax, Wood).Arrieta has made five Minor League rehab starts. In his only start at Class-A Daytona, he allowed five hits and three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, struck out seven and walked two. In four starts with Double-A Tennessee, Arieta allowed only eight hits and two earned runs in 14 1/3 innings.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 29, 2014
Arrieta was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and made his Major League debut in 2010. Last season, he was a combined 5-4 with a 4.78 ERA in 14 games. In 78 career games, Arrieta is 24-27 with a 5.23 ERA. In 409 2/3 innings, he's allowed 402 hits, 183 walks and struck out 314.
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